Jul 032014
 
Nizami now physically fit to stand trial

Pulack Ghatack: Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami has recovered from his illness and he is now fit for appearing before the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) to stand trial for crimes against humanity, jail sources said. Civil surgeon of Dhaka Dr Abdul Malek also confirmed improvement of Nizami’s physical condition. “He is now in good

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Mar 212013
 
Justice in Bangladesh: Another kind of crime

The Economist has run another story sharply criticizing Bangladesh’s war crimes trial process. The London based magazine has been favoring the accused of crimes against humanity since inception of the trial. Now it says, “Bangladesh’s war-crimes tribunal is sullying its judicial and political systems.”

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Feb 252013
 

At least five people, including a woman, were killed and over 50 others injured on Sunday as police opened fire during clashes with Islamists who enforced a nationwide shutdown

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Jan 042013
 

Dhaka, Jan 4, 2013: Apparently hinting at Jamaat-Shibir, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia would not be able to save the ‘snakes’ no matter how loudly she shouts with the basket of snakes on her head, reports UNB. “She (Khaleda) won’t be able to save the snakes no matter how

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Jan 042013
 

Yangon, Jan 3, 2013 : About 13,000 boat people, including many stateless Rohingya Muslims, fled Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh in 2012 with hundreds dying during the perilous sea voyage, the UN said on Friday. A wave of deadly sectarian violence in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine has triggered an exodus of refugees, mostly heading for

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Dec 302012
 

DHAKA, Dec 30, 2012: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Monday said the people of the country want nobody to recommend for those facing war crimes trial. She came up with the official version regarding Turkish President Abdullah Gul’s recent letter to Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calling for “clemency”

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Dec 222012
 

Dhaka, Dec 22 (UNB) – Leaders of the Awami League led 14-party alliance on Saturday reiterated that the ongoing war crimes trial will be completed at any cost defeating those conspiring against it. “We’ll win again as in 1971 by trying the war criminals, and then we’ll bring out a victory procession,” Awami League leader

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Sep 202012
 

Dhaka, Sept 20, 2012: The Detective Branch (DB) of Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested seasoned Jamaat-e-Islami leader Maulana Abdus Sobhan, a major war crime suspect, state sponsored news agency BSS reports. “Sobhan was arrested from the eastern part of the Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge in Tangail,” police superintendent Hafiz Akhtar said. According to sources, Tangail Police

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Sep 192012
 

Dhaka, Sept 19 : A defence witness (DW) on Wednesday told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 in Bangladesh that the members of Peace Committee (collaborators) used to show the Pakistan occupation army the shops and houses of the minority Hindu community members prior to going for looting and arson attacks during the Liberation War. During the

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Aug 232012
 
Lower judiciary, police confused over war crime cases

Pulack Ghatack: The field-level administration and magistrates are confused about the criminal cases filed in connection with offences committed during the Liberation War as the government recently decided in principle to transfer the cases to the International Crimes Tribunal. No Gazette notification or official order was issued regarding the decision taken at a meeting of the

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Aug 232012
 
271 war crime cases in CrPC-tribunal tangle

Pulack Ghatack: Fate of 271 war crimes related cases filed with police stations and magistrate courts across the country appears to be uncertain as the cases are being transferred to the International Crimes Tribunal, which cannot dispose of cases under CrPc. The transfer decision made at a meeting of the home and law ministries on

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Aug 232012
 
War crimes probe team flooded with evidence

Pulack Ghatack from Pabna, November 8, 2010: Record books of investigators are being filled with statements and evidences collected from families of martyrs and victims of tortures by Pakistani soldiers and their local collaborators Rajakar, Al-Badr and Al-shams. The list of war criminals of Ishwardi is also getting longer as victims and families of martyrs

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