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International Crimes Tribunal-1

Akram, Latif killed Bagerhat freedom fighter

Akram, Latif killed Bagerhat freedom fighter

A freedom fighter yesterday told International Crimes Tribunal-1 how war crimes accused Khan Akram Hossain and Abdul Latif Talukder shot dead a fellow at Bagerhat's Teligathi Bazar and dumped the body in a canal on December 13, 1971 during the Liberation War. In the afternoon of that day he and six other freedom fighters...

War Crimes Trial

Verdict today in Azhar case

Verdict today in Azhar case

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is scheduled to deliver its verdict in the case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam today more than three months after the trial proceedings concluded. Alleged Al-Badr commander of Rangpur, Azharul was indicted on six charges of murder, genocide and crimes against humanity. The Jamaat assistant secretary general, however, pleads not guilty. Prosecutor Zead Al Malum claimed that the prosecution had been able to prove all the charges beyond any reasonable doubt and expressed the hope that the tribunal would sentence the war crimes accused to death. On the other side, defence counsel Shishir Manir claimed that the prosecution had failed to prove the charges as the “witnesses...

Death for Azharul

Death for Azharul

Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam was awarded death penalty on three charges of genocide, mass killing and crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The Al-Badr commander of Rangpur was also sentenced to 25 and five years imprisonment on two other charges as the International Crimes Tribunal-1 found him guilty for...

Reporting War Trial

Tribunal asks media to be cautious

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday asked the media to be more cautious and responsible while reporting on trial proceedings. "Events should be reported as it happens," Justice M Enayetur Rahim, chairman of the special tribunal, said before pronouncing the verdict of Mobarak Hossain. The judge came up with the warning a day after some private television channels on Sunday aired breaking news about a tribunal order much before the tribunal actually gave it. "When Mobarak's war crimes case was put on yesterday's...

Verdict in war crimes case today

Verdict in war crimes case today

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver today verdict in the case against fugitive BNP leader MA Zahid Hossain Khokon in connection with crimes against humanity and genocide committed in Faridpur during the Liberation War in 1971. “Let the case be fixed tomorrow for the delivery of judgement,” said Justice M Enayetur Rahim,...

Syed Hasan indicted on six war crimes charges

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday indicted Syed Md Hasan Ali, an alleged Razakar commander now in hiding, on six charges of crimes against humanity and genocide in Kishoreganj during the Liberation War in 1971. The three-member tribunal chaired by Jusitce M Enayetur Rahim fixed December 7 for the start of the trial and read out all the charges, which include torching and looting of seven houses of one Hasan Ahmed of Sachail village on April 27, complicity in killing of...

Jabbar's War Crimes Trial

Witness narrates narrow escape

A witness yesterday narrated before International Crimes Tribunal-1 his narrow escape when a bullet shot by a Razakar skimmed across his head at Noli village in Pirojpur on May 22, 1971 during the Liberation War. Keshob Chandra Biswas, the 21st prosecution witness, said villagers had initially tried to resist an attack by war crimes accused and fugitive former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Jabbar along with Razakars, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani occupation army, at about 9:00am. “At one stage on...

News Analysis

A saga of disgrace

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 deserves kudos for strongly denouncing the appointment of anti-liberation leader Motiur Rahman Nizami as a minister by the then BNP-led government in 2001. The appointment was a great blunder; said the court, a clear slap in the face for the Liberation War as well as three million martyrs and two lakh women who sacrificed their chastities for the liberation of Bangladesh. BNP chief Khaleda Zia, the then premier, had inducted Nizami into her cabinet and gave him...

Editorial

Nizami brought to justice

WITH the International Crimes Tribunal-1 sentencing Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami to death, another top leader of the party gets his comeuppance. He adds to the list of five other infamously high-profile convicts marking an advanced stage in the long-awaited trial process as a whole. Nizami has been found guilty in 8 of the 16 charges leveled against him after 22-month-long trial proceedings marked by hurdles. Those included tribunal reconstitution, rehearing of the closing arguments and deferment of verdict by...

Islam misused deliberately

Jamaat and its the then student wing Islami Chhatra Sangha had misused the religion and worked against the sanctions of the Holy Quran and Hadiths by committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 said. Jamaat-e-Islami's notorious student wing was renamed Islami Chhatra Shibir after the war. The two had functioned as “communal” as well as “criminal” organisations to implement the plan and design of the Pakistan army, which resulted in the killing of innumerable...

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