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ICT cautions HRW

ICT cautions HRW

Star Online Report

International Crimes Tribunal-1 today cautioned Human Rights Watch to be more “circumspect” while making any comment over Bangladesh's judiciary.

The tribunal came up with the warning after it found the comments made by the rights organisation over war criminal Ghulam Azam's trial contemptuous.

On August 16 last year, the HRW, in an article published in its website, claimed that the trial of Ghulam Azam at the Tribunal-1 had been “deeply flawed” and “it had not met the international standards”.

On September 2, 2013, the Tribunal-1 asked the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch, its Asia Director Brad Adams and Associate for the Asia Division Storm Tiv to respond within three weeks as to why contempt of court proceedings should not be initiated against them for tarnishing the dignity of the tribunal.

Ghulam Azam was handed down 90 years by the ICT-1 for crimes against humanity and genocide committed during the Liberation War on July 5 last year.

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