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India gives historic Dakota aircraft to Bangladesh

India gives historic Dakota aircraft to Bangladesh

The India Air Force on Thursday handed over a Dakota aircraft from the IAF museum to the Bangladesh Air Force, following a request from Bangladesh for the plane that played a pivotal role in the country's liberation. The aircraft was gifted by Western Air Command chief Air Marshal S.S. Soman to Bangladesh Air chief,...

Justice denied, says Sayedee’s family

Justice denied, says Sayedee’s family

Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee did not get justice, family members of the war criminal said today after the apex court commuted his death ruling to imprisonment until death. “According to our submission before the court, we hoped that he might be proved innocent,” Masood Sayedee, one among the four sons of the Jamaat nayeb-e-ameer, told The Daily Star in his reaction after the SC verdict. “We will file a review plea seeking acquittal of Sayedee from all the charges after getting the copy of the full verdict,” he added.

Charges against 3 Bagerhat ‘Razakars’ taken into cognisance

Charges against 3 Bagerhat ‘Razakars’ taken into cognisance

A tribunal in Dhaka today took cognisance of eight charges against three war crimes accused for their alleged crimes against humanity and genocide in Bagerhat during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The accused are Sheikh Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master, 72, Khan Akram Hossain, 61, and Abdul Latif Talukdar, 68. The trio joined the...

Fake FF certificates of 31 more officials cancelled

Fake FF certificates of 31 more officials cancelled

The liberation war affairs ministry has cancelled the fake provisional freedom fighter certificates of another 31 government officials as well as the gazette notifications about their freedom fighter status. The ministry issued a notification in this regard today, saying the provisional freedom fighter certificates and the gazette notifications of 29 out of the 31...

WAR CRIMES

Law minister rejects demand of trial in third country

Law minister rejects demand of trial in third country

The law minister today rejected a suggestion of holding trial of 1971 war crimes in another country, terming it "unrealistic" and "unreasonable". The lawyers of Jamaat-e-Islami leaders who are facing war crimes charges allegedly made the suggestion during their meeting with US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues Stephen Rapp at a hotel in Dhaka...

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

Detectives arrested a man in Barisal town today for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.  A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Md Forkan Mallik in Rupatoli bus stand area of the town around 9:00am, reports our Patuakhali correspondent quoting Jafrul Hasan, a sub-inspector of...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Nizami verdict postponed

Nizami verdict postponed

A special tribunal in Dhaka today postponed the pronouncement of verdict in a war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami due to his illness. The tribunal has decided to keep the case waiting for verdict again as it is not logical to pronounce the judgement in absence of Nizami, said Justice Enayetur Rahim, chairman of International Crimes Tribunal-1, which was scheduled to delivery the verdict today. Earlier in the morning, the jail authorities informed the tribunal’s registrar office through a letter that Nizami was sick, said AKM Nasiruddin Mahmud, registrar and spokesman for the international crimes tribunal. The chairman came up with the postponement order around 11:00am after the letter...

Verdict delayed ‘at Delhi’s instruction’

Verdict delayed ‘at Delhi’s instruction’

BNP senior leader ASM Hannan Shah today alleged that the verdict against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami in war crimes trial has been deferred “at the instruction of New Delhi”. “Why the verdict was not announced today? Information available from Raw (Research and Analysis Wing--Indian Secret Service Agency) indicates that the verdict was deferred due to the upcoming visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Dhaka,” said the BNP standing committee member. The retired brigadier general added that Jamaat might have enforced hartal if verdict was announced and a conflicting situation could be created in the country, causing damage to the Sheikh Hasina government’ image. “That’s why the verdict was...

War crimes trial: Mobarak verdict any day

War crimes trial: Mobarak verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against former Razakar commander Mobarak Hossain and will deliver its verdict any day. The 64-year-old accused, now behind the bars, also served as the organising secretary of a union parishad unit of Awami League for 16 years till 2012. While serving as a Jamaat member during the Liberation War of 1971, he was involved in murder, abduction, confinement, torture and loot, according to the charges pressed against him. On completion of the arguments by both the sides today, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 kept Mobarak's verdict CAV (Curia Advisari Vult), meaning it will be delivered any day. Mobarak, as a commander...

Modi Profile

Protesters denounce Prothom Alo

Protesters denounce Prothom Alo

The members of an online group yesterday demonstrated in front of the office of the daily Prothom Alo in the capital, protesting a reference to the country's Liberation War in 1971 as the "India-Pakistan war" in an article published recently in the newspaper. Activists of the group known as "CP Gang" burnt copies of...

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