Numerous international bodies and institutions, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights criticised Mr. Mujahid's death sentence and called upon the Government of Bangladesh to halt his execution. In the United States, the U.S. Congress Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and international experts such as the former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Stephen Rapp echoed these criticisms.
The Bangladeshi government nevertheless, ignored these calls and proceeded with Mr. Mujahid's arbitrary punishment. Given the grave violations of due process rights in Mr. Mujahid's trial and the Tribunal's woeful disregard for fair trial standards, it could be concluded that Mr. Mujahid's death amounted to a summary execution.
The absence of such standards in the trials before the ICT and the Tribunal's systematic targeting of the country's political opposition are widely acknowledged matters that have received a great deal of international attention. Such is the seriousness of these criticisms that the tribunal has lost all its international legitimacy and defendants are commonly perceived as being deprived of meaningful justice.