Muhammad Kamaruzzaman is a renowned intellectual, writer, journalist, and a senior leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami. He is the editor of the Weekly Shonar Bangla, has authored 8 books, and penned hundreds of articles in various newspapers and periodicals. He joined Jamaat-e-Islami in 1979 and became the party’s Assistant Secretary General in 1992. He was also a popular student leader and a founding member of Bangladesh Islami Chhattra Shibir. He served as the Central President of Shibir in 1978 and ’79. Mr Kamaruzzaman has been representing his party in democratic elections since 1986 with outstanding results.
On 13 July 2010, Mr Kamaruzzaman was arrested by Awami League government, the political arch-rival of Jamaat-e-Islami, on false charges and is now being convicted to death by a politically motivated tribunal.