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Verdict in Mobarak case today

War Crimes Trial

Verdict in Mobarak case today

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver today the verdict in the war crimes case against Mobarak Hossain, a leader of Brahmanbaria Awami League, for his alleged crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. The alleged “Razakar commander” faces five charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed in 1971. The 64-year-old, now behind bars, served as the AL organising secretary of Mugra union unit of Akhaura upazila for 16 years until 2012. He was allegedly involved in murder, abduction, confinement, torture and looting homes of their valuables while serving...

Criminals kill AL leader in Jessore

Unidentified criminals shot an Awami League leader dead in Abhaynagar upazila  of Jessore yesterday morning. The dead, Oliar Rahman, 53, was joint general secretary of the upazila unit AL and also a councillor of Noapara municipality. He hailed from Guakhola village. Chhayer Uddin, officer-in-charge of Abhaynagar Police Station, said around 6:00am, a group of assailants sprayed bullets on Oliar when he was returning home after performing Fazr prayers at his village mosque near his house. Critically injured Oliar died on the way...

Charges proved against Mobarak

Charges proved against Mobarak

Mobarak Hossain, a leader of Brahmanbaria Awami League, was guilty of two out of total five charges levelled against him for committing crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The tribunal awarded him the capital punishment for killing 33 people on the west bank of Ganga Sagar Dighi in Brahmanbaria on...

WAR TRIAL

Mobarak to hang

Mobarak to hang

A special tribunal in Dhaka today handed death penalty to local Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain for gunning down 33 people in Brahmanbaria during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The 64-year-old has also been awarded him life term imprisonment for killing one Abdul Khaleque as the International Crimes Tribunal-1 found Mobarak guilty in...

Prosecution happy with Mobarak verdict

Prosecution happy with Mobarak verdict

The prosecution expressed satisfaction over the capital punishment awarded to Mobarak Hossain, an Awami League leader of Brahmanbaria, for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 handed down death sentence to Mobarak for gunning down 33 people on the west bank of Ganga Sagar Dighi in Brahmanbaria...

DEMAND FOR LATIF SIDDIQUE'S ARREST

Hefajat threatens with hartal on Thursday

Hefajat threatens with hartal on Thursday

Hefajat-e Islam has threatened to call a countrywide daylong hartal for Thursday if sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique is not arrested by Wednesday for his anti-hajj comments.   Azizul Haque Islamabadi, organising secretary of Hefajat, told The Daily Star after a meeting at Hathazari Madrasa in Chittagong this afternoon. Meanwhile, hundreds of activists of the Islamic...

Jessore AL leader shot dead

Jessore AL leader shot dead

A local leader of ruling Awami League was shot dead by unknown miscreants in Abhaybnagar upazila of Jessore this morning. The deceased, Mollah Waliar Rahman, 62, was AL joint general secretary of Abhaybnagar upazila unit and also councillor of ward No. 7 of Naoapara municipality. Waliar, also a journalist of Khulna-based daily Janmabhumi,  came under...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

AL leader Mobarak verdict tomorrow

AL leader Mobarak verdict tomorrow

A tribunal in Dhaka today fixed tomorrow for delivering its verdict in the war crimes case against Mobarak Hossain, a leader of Brahmanbaria Awami League, for his alleged crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. He is facing charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed during the Liberation War in 1971. The 64-year-old, now behind the bars, served as the AL organising secretary of a union parishad unit for 16 years till 2012. While serving as a member of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1971, he was involved in murder, abduction, confinement, torture and loot, according to the charges pressed against him. After fixing the date for delivering the verdict today, the...

Naogaon AL leader, brother stabbed dead

Naogaon AL leader, brother stabbed dead

A local leader of Swechchhasebak League and his brother were stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants in Naogaon Sadar upazila early today. The deceased were identified as Ohidur Islam, 42, vice-president of Sadar upazila unit of the volunteers' front of the ruling Awami League, and his brother Shahin Islam, 32. Ohidur and Shahin came under...

CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS

HT Imam denies assuring BCL men of help

HT Imam denies assuring BCL men of help

Four days after assuring Bangladesh Chhatra League activists of help in viva voce of civil service exams and saying that Awami League benefited from party men during the January 5 parliamentary polls, prime minister’s adviser HT Imam has denied saying these. Amid continuing criticism over his statement made at a BCL programme at Dhaka University, the PM’s political adviser convened a press conference at AL President Sheikh Hasina’s political office in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi today where he alleged that his statement was distorted. HT Imam’s statement is reported to have irked the premier herself, according to sources. Today, he asserted that he had insisted BCL activists to study hard and alleged that the...

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