Family trying to contact Nafis thru' lawyers
[Bangla Daily Star] The family of Qazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, the Bangladeshi youth tossed in the slammer
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in New York over an alleged bomb plot, was trying to talk to him through the lawyer the US government appointed for him, reported the BBC Bangla service yesterday.
Nafis's father Quazi Ahsanullah told the BBC Bangla that they had talked to the lawyer who informed them it would take two weeks to complete the process for them to be able to talk to Nafis.
"We have no way to talk to my son. That's why we could not talk to him. We are trying to talk to him through his lawyer," said Ahsanullah.
It would then be possible to know why Nafis refused to talk to the officials of Bangladesh embassy in the US, he added.
Though Nafis's family is frequently requesting the Bangladesh government to provide him legal assistance, the possibility has become thin due to his refusal to talk to the embassy officials.
Ahsanullah, however, said nobody from the Bangladesh government nor the US embassy in Dhaka contacted with them. "We are looking forward to seeing the Bangladesh government's steps."
Replying to a query about the FBI's allegation against Nafis, his father termed it a "total conspiracy".
On another question, Ahsanullah told the BBC that he had not even thought of appointing a lawyer personally as he did not know the process and the cost. It would also not be possible for him to bear a huge expense, he added.
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