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Liberation War

JAILED until DEATH

JAILED until DEATH

Spared the gallows, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee will now be in prison until his death for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. The Supreme Court yesterday commuted his death sentence handed down by International Crimes Tribunal-1 on February 28 last year on charges of killing, abduction, torture, rape and forced...

Expectation not fulfilled, says attorney general

Expectation not fulfilled, says attorney general

Expressing dissatisfaction over the Supreme Court verdict in war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam today said the judgement did not fulfill his expectation. "I had expected that the apex court will uphold death sentence of Sayedee that International Crimes Tribunal-1 delivered," Alam said. "But we did not get...

War Crimes In Bagerhat

8 charges pressed against 3 accused

The prosecution yesterday pressed eight charges against three war crimes accused for their alleged crimes against humanity and genocide in Bagerhat during the 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 Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani occupation army, in 1971 and committed killing, mass killing, rape, loot, arson and forced conversion, according to the prosecution. Prosecutor Syed Sayedul Haque Suman...

5 bureaucrats' FF certificates cancelled

5 bureaucrats' FF certificates cancelled

The government today cancelled freedom fighters’ certificates of five top bureaucrats after probe found they had obtained the certificates without fulfilling conditions properly. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haq revealed this before journalists after a meeting with Jatiya Muktijoddha Council in Moghbazar area of Dhaka this afternoon. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found that...

Fake freedom fighter certificates: ‘5 officials to face action’

Fake freedom fighter certificates: ‘5 officials to face action’

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haq today said in parliament that his ministry will take action against five high-ranking government officials after examining the Anti-Corruption Commission’s probe report regarding their fake freedom fighter certificates. “The ministry is examining the probe report after getting it last [Wednesday] evening. I want to assure the House...

Subhan was with Pak army

A prosecution witness yesterday testified that Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan had accompanied around 300 Pakistani army men during a synchronised attack on several villages in Pabna that left 170 to 175 people dead on May 12, 1971. Fazlul Haque, an organiser of the Liberation War in Pabna, told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that he had seen Subhan along with the Pakistani army and 30/40 detainees that day. The 28th prosecution witness in the case against Subhan also said he along with...

War Crimes Trial of Fugitive Ex-JP MP Jabbar

Properties of Hindus war booty, belong to Muslims

A prosecution witness yesterday said war crimes accused Abdul Jabbar, during the Liberation War, termed freedom fighters, supporters of the Awami League and the war, and Hindus enemies of Pakistan and vowed to destroy them. Former Jatiya Party lawmaker Jabbar, a fugitive, gave instructions to kill two freedom fighters and 23 Hindus, forcefully converted more than 150 people of the Hindu community to Islam and looted about 360 houses in Phuljhuri village, said Shoebur Rahman Golder, 75, the first prosecution...

4 secys guilty

4 secys guilty

Five top government officials resorted to forgery to obtain freedom fighters' certificate.    Three of them are secretaries, one is a joint secretary and the other is chairman of the privatisation commission. The Anti-Corruption Commission has found that they took the certificates illegally to extend their service period last year. ACC Deputy Director Zulfikar Ali, who investigated the five, submitted the probe report to the commission yesterday. The report recommended that the authorities revoke their certificates and take legal and departmental action against them, sources said. The five are Health Secretary Niaz Uddin Mia, Public Service Commission Secretary AKM Amir Hossain, former Liberation War Affairs secretary KH Masud Siddiqui (now an OSD), former joint...

Subhan abetted mass killing

A prosecution witness yesterday testified how Jamaat leader Abdus Subhan had abetted and facilitated the Pakistani army in a mass killing at several villages in Sujanagar upazila of Pabna during the Liberation War. Abdul Baten, 60, 25th prosecution witness in the case against the Jamaat-e-Islami nayeb-e-ameer, told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that he had witnessed the killing of four people by the Pakistani occupation army at the instruction of Subhan on May 12, 1971. The army had attacked their village at...

Yasmin Passenger Shed and Library

Built in 2001, both are only gathering dust

Built in 2001, both are only gathering dust

'Yasmin Passengers Shed and Library' built in memory of Yasmin Akhter, who was raped and murdered by a few policemen at Doshmile in Kaharol upazila under the district on August 24, 1995, is yet to see functioning. The gruesome torture on the 14-year-old girl nineteen years ago ignited days-long mass protest in Dinajpur and...

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