Convict of the 15th August Killing AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed’s today’s flight back to Bangladesh is held for a week by Homeland security chief Michael Chertoff.

Apparently the story was initially picked up southern California Public Radio, Mohiuddin Ahmed was interviewed from detention and several follow up stories were broadcast in different public radio systems. The message that went out was that Mohiuddin would be immediately executed once he returns to Dhaka. As a result, this case turned quite high profile, California Senators Feinstein and Boxer, Governor Schwarzenegger, Michael Chertoff, the secretary of Homeland security and possibly US president got involved.

Looks like our foreign ministry could have done a better job.

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