That’s fairly swift justice

Authorities in Bangladesh have executed a killer of the country’s independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, nearly 45 years after his assassination.

Abdul Majed, a former military captain, was hanged at the central jail at Keraniganj near the capital, Dhaka, at one minute past midnight on Saturday, Inspector General of Prisons Brig. Gen. A.K.M. Mustafa Kamal Pasha said.

Asaduzzaman Khan, the country’s home minister, said Majed was arrested in Dhaka on Tuesday. He had publicly announced his involvement in the assassination and is believed to have only recently returned to Bangladesh after hiding in India for many years.

Sure, there’s the 45 years there. But arrest on Tuesday – actually being taken into custody that is – execution on Saturday?

Not really messing about there. As it was unlikely they would given that the bloke he was hanged for killing was the Pops of the current Prime Minister….

8 thoughts on “That’s fairly swift justice”

  1. After 45 years on the run I can only suppose that it was a lust for martyrdom that prompted his return.

  2. Strange dealings. After 45 years what was the point of returning anyway? And announcing he did it.

    Some kind of latterday Alan Breck Stewart perhaps?

  3. Sir Sidney Ruff Dymond


    Have you heard the one about Doris the camel, the young subaltern, and the desert outpost…?

  4. ‘unlikely they would given that’
    I don’t know about everyone else, but a comma after ‘would’ in the above sentence fragment would have improved my reading comprehension immensely. Had to read it three times before I caught on.

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