London, June 20 (ANI): A British Muslim leader from London indicted in Bangladesh for war crimes has said he is willing to face a fair trial to clear his name.
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, who was born in Bangladesh, is accused of playing a role in the abduction and killing of 18 people during the 1971 liberation war from Pakistan.
According to the BBC, the 64-year-old, who lives in north London with his wife and four children, has admitted to supporting the unity of Pakistan, but denied to war crimes.
He is accused of being a member of the Islamic Al-Badr group during the war, which fought to prevent Bangladesh from gaining independence by identifying and killing pro-independence activists, including academics and journalists, the report said.
He said that supporting the unity of a sovereign nation is one thing but having any involvement in the kind of crimes alleged is something quite different.
He added that he would never took part in any way, shape or form in any criminal conduct during the war of liberation, the report added. (ANI)