Canada to look into extradition of assassin Noor Chowdhury

This report dated February 17, 2015. There is no more recent news (that I can find). A commenter  asked that we publicize this case. Why are we are dumping ground for foreign criminals?

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque raised the issue with Canada’s Senior Associate Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Peter Boehm in an official meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Boehm said the Canadian government would “look into this with due seriousness”, the foreign ministry said.

The foreign secretary held a series of meetings at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada, and discussed all aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries during his official visit to Ottawa on Tuesday.

Bangladesh has requested Canada several times to extradite Noor Chowdhury, but Ottawa turned down the request citing legal limitation…

Canadian legal system does not allow deportation of any foreign citizen who might face death penalty in their home country.

A report from 2012 titled ‘Bangladesh assassin will stay in Canada, says MLA’ notes that “Chowdhury, a former Bangladeshi military officer, was convicted in absentia in the August 1975 killing of Rahman, who went on to become Bangladesh’s first president.”  

He apparently lives in Toronto. I know nothing else of the details of the case.  

  • cmh

    They’ve been “looking into” this for 20 years now. This Islamist serial killer is being protected by the unelected Supreme Court Judge’s interpretation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This is by no means the only murdering POS that your tax dollars are supporting but he is certainly one of the most high profile. The government will continue “looking into” the possibility of deportation until the bastard dies of old age unless WE THE PUBLIC begin to make uncomfortable noise about it. I commend the editor of this blog for bringing this largely forgotten issue forward to a new audience. How dare the government shelter international mass murderers from other countries with our tax dollars…how dare they.

    • Alain

      I agree, but also wish to point out that the blame lies really on the government of the time which was Liberal, because the sole solution to these unelected judicial activists is to invoke the not withstanding clause. The Conservatives have also refused to use this solution. It should be used as a smack-down every time the courts decide to legislate instead of interpreting the law.

    • Frau Katze

      Was it you who asked me to post this?

      • cmh

        yes, thank you. I am considering starting a FB page about this but am scared I will be sued or worse.

  • k

    Close the door !
    #1 is our OVER ‘sensitivity’ to the criminal aspects of OUR SOCIETY at the expense of the victims!