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 222013
 
Death toll rises in Myanmar violence

AP, Myanmar, Mar 22: The death toll from a vicious explosion of religious bloodshed in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar rose to at least 20 on Friday, as the president declared a state of emergency, thousands of minority Muslims fled, and overwhelmed riot police criss-crossed the ruined streets of a still-burning city

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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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Sep 202012
 
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Maulana Sobhan arrested

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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Aug 232012
 
Bangladeshi war criminal added to Canada’s wanted list

TORONTO,  Aug 23, 2012: A war criminal from Bangladesh was placed on the Canada Border Services Agency’s wanted list on Thursday along with four other foreign nationals. Ali Imam, 59, who had been living in Montreal until his disappearance, is the subject of a Canada-wide warrant for removal due to his involvement in crimes against

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Aug 232012
 
Lower judiciary, police confused over war crime cases

The field-level administration and magistrates are confused about the criminal cases filed in connection with offenses 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 home

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Aug 232012
 
271 war crime cases in CrPC-tribunal tangle

Dhaka, 27 November 2010 : 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

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Aug 232012
 
War crimes probe team flooded with evidence

Pabna: 8 November 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 are disclosing the

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Aug 232012
 

Dhaka: 25 October 2010: Experts have identified a serious inconsistency between the amended International Crimes (Tribunal) Act 1973 and the constitution, which might ruin the arrangements made so far for the trial of war criminals of 1971.The inconsistency arises out of a new provision inserted into the 2009 amendment to the act for trying “any

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Aug 222012
 

Dhaka, Aug. 22: Police on Wednesday arrested ATM Azharul Islam, acting secretary general of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Police arrested him from his residence in the capital about an hour after the the International Crimes Tribunal ordered the arrest of the Islamist politician.

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