PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has requested her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau to extradite Noor Chowdhury, a convicted killer of her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The prime minister reiterated her call for the extradition of Chowdhury at the Sunday meeting with Trudeau at Chateau Forntenac hotel in Quebec, where Hasina was staying.
Following the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters, “The prime minister told her Canadian counterpart that Noor Chowdhury, the self-confessed murderer of the Father of the Nation, is staying in Canada. He was convicted under the law of Bangladesh.”
“Trudeau said I understand your pain. He is not a Canadian citizen and he has no status here.”
Trudeau discussed the issue with his colleagues as the Canadian law does not allow death penalty, Karim said.
The meeting also discussed the Rohingya issue. Hasina thanked Trudeau for continued assistance and cooperation of Canada.
Hasina flew to Canada on Friday and addressed the G7 outreach session on Saturday.
She placed four proposals at the session, urging the international community, especially the G7 countries, to take steps to ensure safe return of the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar and accountability of those involved in the atrocities that forced the members of the ethnic minority to flee their country.
She earlier attended G7 outreach sessions in Japan in 2016 and in Italy in 2001.