On Friday 30 October, officers from the detective branch kidnapped five members and activists of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh from various places in Dhaka city.
The members and activists who have been kidnapped are Nazmus Sadat, Mohammad Zulfiqar, Mansur Ahmed Raju, Mohammad
Kamrul Islam and Mohammad Shakil. Their families became aware of the fact after intensive searching from place to place. It should be mentioned that Nazmus Sadat, Mohammad Shakil and Kamrul Islam were kidnapped while they were preparing documents to submit to lawyers for filing a writ petition against the banning of Hizb ut-Tahrir. Today under pressure from the families they were
produced before court.
Hizb ut-Tahrir wants to reiterate here that the regime in Bangladesh decided to ban all activities of the party after receiving instructions from the Americans. This is because the party is an obstacle in the way of imperialist America who is conspiring against the Muslims of Bangladesh. Furthermore for the past ten years Hizb ut-Tahrir has been successfully exposing US-India-British designs against the country and carrying the call for Khilafah to the people in order that the Muslims are freed from the clutches of the imperialists. For these reasons the leader of the crusaders, America, became desperate to silence the voice of Hizb ut-Tahrir which relentlessly calls people to the Haqq.
It is almost two weeks now since the government placed the official spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh Mohiuddin Ahmed along with three other members of the party under house arrest. And now faced with lack of any evidence against the party which they can put before the people or law courts, they resorted to American style kidnapping of party members and activists flouting their own so-called values of free speech, human rights and rule of law. However Hizb ut-Tahrir wants to make it unequivocally clear that the party will carry on with its activities and inshaAllah, reach its goal of reestablishing the Khilafah soon with the help of Allah (swt) and the support of the Ummah.
Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh