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Liberation War

ICT asks to produce war crimes suspect Forkan July 3

ICT asks to produce war crimes suspect Forkan July 3

A tribunal in Dhaka asked the inspector general of police (prison) to produce war crimes suspect Forkan Mallik before it on July 3 in a case filed for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War 1971. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 led by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order in...

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...

Award Scam

Foreign friends to get new crest

Following widespread condemnation, the government has finally decided to give new crests with an alloy of gold and silver to the foreign friends, who contributed to the country's Liberation War, since the previous ones were found sub-par. The liberation war affairs ministry has said this in reply to a legal notice issued by Supreme Court lawyer Manzill Murshid. Advocate Manzill told The Daily Star yesterday that he received the reply on Monday and it said the government has formed a parliamentary...

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...

Protesters burn Prothom Alo

Protesters burn Prothom Alo

A group of people besieged daily Prothom Alo office in the capital today protesting an alleged distortion of the history of Liberation War in the biography of Narendra Modi.   On May 17, the Bangla newspaper published a profile of India’s newly elected prime minister Narendra Modi, titled ‘Tea-seller to Prime Minister’ – saying...

Wartime Killing

Witness testifies against Subhan

A victim yesterday testified that the Pakistan army had shot a group of people upon instructions from Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan, killing five and injuring three others, including him and his mother, in Pabna during the Liberation War. Mohammad Israil, fifth prosecution witness in the case against Subhan, told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that the accused had shot another victim to death for his attempt to escape. Fourth prosecution witness Rustam Ali, also one of the wounded three, however, testified that...

Jabbar charged with war crimes

Jabbar charged with war crimes

The prosecution yesterday submitted formal charges against former Jatiya Party lawmaker Abdul Jabbar for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Jabbar, as the chairman of Mathbaria Peace Committee, had “played a key role” in the formation of Razakar force there and “led it” to commit crimes during the war. Prosecutor Mohammad Zahid Imam submitted the charges to the registrar's office to place it before the International Crimes Tribunal-1. After submitting the formal charges, he told journalists that the prosecution had brought five charges for killing, mass killing, looting and forced conversion in 1971. According to one of the charges, Jabbar at an open meeting ordered the killing...

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