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Prosecution returns 'faulty' probe report

For the first time ever, the international crimes tribunals chief prosecutor's office has sent a report on two war crimes suspects back to the investigation agency, citing errors. Chief Prosecutor Ghulam Arieff Tipoo yesterday returned the report with other documents and recommended further investigations of alleged Razakars of Kishoreganj Nasir Uddin Ahmed and his brother Shamsuddin Ahmed, said a prosecutor and an investigator. Nasir, 62, a former army officer, and Shamsuddin, 60, a lawyer of Kishoreganj, are the sons of late...

Bergman pays fine for contempt

Bergman pays fine for contempt

Dhaka-based British journalist David Bergman today paid Tk 5,000 fine as per the verdict delivered by International Crimes Tibunal-2 for his contempt of court. Bergman paid the fine through the Supreme Court branch of Sonali Bank and informed the ICT registrar, via a letter, this afternoon, Arunava Chakraborty, deputy registrar of the ICT, told...

David Bergman

Rights watchdogs deplore conviction

The December 2 conviction of journalist David Bergman on contempt charges by the International Crimes Tribunal further shrinks the narrowing space for observers to comment on the war crimes proceedings, said Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists yesterday. Bergman was sentenced to a symbolic “imprisonment till the rising of the court” and fined Tk 5,000 (about US$56) for comments he made in three blog posts regarding legal proceedings of ICT. One article is over the indictment...

Editorial

Turning digital dream into reality

WITH its large youth population, Bangladesh is poised to become an emerging IT-based economy, so said the country's state minister for Information and Communication Technology recently. The optimism does not also seem quite out of place, given that by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ranking, compared to last year, we have moved a notch higher and been placed at 145th position among 166 countries on the global ICT index. What is more, at present, around 69 per cent of...

CONVICTION OF WAR CRIMINALS

Dhaka protests resolution by Pak provincial assembly

Dhaka protests resolution by Pak provincial assembly

The foreign ministry today strongly protested adoption of a resolution by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial Assembly of Pakistan on the conviction of the perpetrators of the crimes against humanity and genocide during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. In a diplomatic note sent to the Pakistan high commission in Dhaka, the ministry deplored the adoption of the said resolution. “It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed by the convicted individuals and that the KPK Assembly chose to speak for Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami,” the foreign ministry said in the diplomatic note. The KPK Assembly was advised not to make such sweeping, biased, misinformed and...

ICT hailed for handing death to AL brass Mobarak

ICT hailed for handing death to AL brass Mobarak

The death penalty for Brahmanbaria Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain clears issues that war criminals will be brought to trial and justice beyond their respective political identity, a faction of Gonojagoron Mancha said today. Imran H Sarker, spokesperson for a Gonojagoron Mancha faction, said he was happy with the special war crimes tribunal awarding...

ICT accepts war crimes charges of 2 ‘Razakars’

ICT accepts war crimes charges of 2 ‘Razakars’

A special war crimes tribunal today accepted charges against alleged Razakars Mahidur Rahman and Afsar Hossain for crimes committed against humanity in 1971. Alleged BNP supporters Mahidur and Afsar were charged with three charges of mass killing, arson, looting, abduction, torture, confinement and murder committed in Chapainawabganj as members of Razakar force in 1971. International...

Mobarak wrongly convicted: Defense

Mobarak wrongly convicted: Defense

The defense counsel of death sentenced Brahmanbaria Awami Legaue leader Mobarak Hossian was dissatisfied with the verdict delivered by the war crimes tribunal today. “Justice was not served. We will appeal to the Supreme Court. We believe we can prove our point to the Appellate Division and then the apex court will clear Mobarak...

Rajeev Sethi new Grameenphone CEO

Rajeev Sethi new Grameenphone CEO

Rajeev Sethi became the second Indian national to become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Grameenphone, the country’s most popular mobile network service. Sethi, who has worked as the chief marketing officer (CMO) for Telenor’s Indian subsidiary Uninor, will be replacing Vivek Sood, who became the CEO of Grameenphone in 2013. Telenor’s Bangladesh subsidiary Grameenphone...

Justice denied: Defence

Justice denied: Defence

Justice was denied by penalising fugitive BNP leader MA Zahid Hossain Khokon with death for 1971 war crimes, said the government-appointed defence today after the verdict. “I am not happy with the verdict. It did not establish justice. My client was not involved in any war crime activities and the allegations against him were...

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