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Liberation War

War crimes accused sent to jail

A court here yesterday sent Shamsuddin Ahmed to jail in a case for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. He was arrested on Thursday for his alleged crimes of killing, arson attack and looting in 1971. Senior Judicial Magistrate SM Rajibul Hasan passed the order when police produced the arrestee before the court at noon. The court also ordered that the relevant documents be sent to the International Crimes Tribunal. A team of Kishoreganj police arrested Shamsuddin from Chourasta Bus Stand in...

Prosecution gets probe report on 2 Kishoreganj ‘Razakars’

Prosecution gets probe report on 2 Kishoreganj ‘Razakars’

An investigation agency of the international crimes tribunal today submitted to the prosecution the probe report against two alleged war criminals of Kishoreganj. The suspected war criminals are: Nasir Uddin Ahmed, 62, a former army officer; and his brother Shamsuddin Ahmed, 60, a member of Kishoreganj Bar Association. Investigator Ataur Rahman submitted the report to...

Evidence found against 2 Kishoreganj ‘Razakars’

Evidence found against 2 Kishoreganj ‘Razakars’

Investigators have primarily found evidence against two siblings of their involvement in crimes against humanity committed in Kishoreganj during the 1971 Liberation War. The suspected war criminals are: Nasir Uddin Ahmed, 62, a former army officer; and Shamsuddin Ahmed, 60, a member of Kishoreganj Bar Association. Investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal have finalised...

APPELLATE DIVISION VERDICT

SC allows govt, war criminals to file review petition

SC allows govt, war criminals to file review petition

The Supreme Court has allowed both the government and condemned war criminals to file review petitions against the Appellate Division verdicts 15 days into receiving its certified copy. The SC decision has erased the debate which was surfaced after war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah was executed on December 12 last year following its verdict. Exercising...

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...

War Crimes Trial

Verdict in Mobarak case today

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 as a member of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1971, according to the charges pressed against him. After fixing the date for delivering the verdict...

Nizami appeals to SC against death penalty

Nizami appeals to SC against death penalty

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami yesterday challenged the death penalty awarded to him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War. In his appeal filed with the Supreme Court, Nizami claimed himself innocent and sought acquittal on the eight charges he was found guilty. International Crimes Tribunal-1 on October 29 handed him the death penalty on four charges of war crimes, including murdering intellectuals. The 71-year-old was also awarded life imprisonment on the other four charges. Citing from the appeal, Shishir Manir, a lawyer for Nizami, told The Daily Star that the tribunal had failed to consider that Nizami was never associated with any auxiliary...

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...

Bangladesh: Out of War, a Nation Is Born

Bangladesh: Out of War, a Nation Is Born

JAI Bangla! Jai Bangla!" From the banks of the great Ganges and the broad Brahmaputra, from the emerald rice fields and mustard-colored hills of the countryside, from the countless squares of countless villages came the cry. "Victory to Bengal! Victory to Bengal!" They danced on the roofs of buses and marched down city streets singing their anthem Golden Bengal. They brought the green, red and gold banner of Bengal out of secret hiding places to flutter freely from buildings, while huge pictures of their imprisoned leader, Sheik Mujibur Rahman, sprang up overnight on trucks, houses and signposts. As Indian troops advanced first to Jessore, then to Comilla, then to...

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...

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