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Liberation War

Mir Quasem brought to Dhaka from Kashimpur jail

Mir Quasem brought to Dhaka from Kashimpur jail

Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali was taken to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur jail in Gazipur this afternoon. Quasem has been shifted to Dhaka as the International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday fixed Sunday for delivering judgment in the war crimes case against him, said Farman Ali, senior jail super at Dhaka Central Jail. The tribunal has...

A slap in face for Liberation War

War crimes convict Motiur Rahman Nizami's appointment as a minister by the BNP-led government was a slap in the face for our Liberation War, as well as for the martyrs and the women who were violated and brutally murdered during the war. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 made this observation while delivering its verdict on Nizami yesterday. “This shameful act [appointing Nizami as a minister] was disgraceful for the nation as a whole,” said Justice M Enayetur Rahim who headed the tribunal. Hailing...

Operated like Gestapo

Operated like Gestapo

Few of them returned home. Many of their bodies could not even be traced. Most of the corpses that were found at different killing sites in Dhaka were mutilated beyond recognition. They were among the brightest sons and daughters of the soil -- all pro-liberation people including professors, journalists, litterateurs and doctors. They were massacred...

Death for death designer

Death for death designer

He did whatever he could to stop the nation's birth. He led a ruthless militia to massacre unarmed civilians during the 1971 Liberation War. Motiur Rahman Nizami didn't stop there. Towards the end of the war, he, aided by the Pakistan army, unleashed his force, Al-Badr Bahini, to wipe out the brightest sons and...

Why acquitted of 8 charges

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 cleared Jamaat Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami from eight charges, including of genocide, conspiracy of and incitement to killings, thanks to lack of evidence. A total of 16 charges for wartime offences were framed against Nizami. "The accused is held not guilty of the offences of 'genocide' and 'crimes against humanity [killing, conspiracy and incitement]' and be acquitted of the said eight charges”, the verdict reads. Out of the eight charges, four were brought against the war criminal for...

War trial: Mir Quasem verdict Sunday

War trial: Mir Quasem verdict Sunday

A tribunal in Dhaka today fixed Sunday for delivering the judgement in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali. Quasem, the alleged chief of Chittagong Al-Badr, an auxiliary force of Pakistani army, faces 14 charges, including murders, committed in Chittagong city between November and December 16, 1971. If convicted, Quasem, who is...

LEAKING DRAFT VERDICT

SQ Chy’s wife, son get bail on surrender

SQ Chy’s wife, son get bail on surrender

The wife and son of convicted war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury got bail after they surrendered before Dhaka Cyber Tribunal this afternoon in a case filed for allegedly leaking the draft verdict of a war crimes tribunal that sentenced him to death. Judge KM Shamsul Alam granted bail to Salauddin's wife Farhat Quader Chowdhury...

‘List of Razakars to be published’

‘List of Razakars to be published’

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque today said the government will publish a list of Razakars and those who opposed the independence of the country. “As the list of freedom fighters is being done anew, in the same way the list of Razakars and the individuals who worked against the liberation of Bangladesh...

17 pickets detained in Dhaka

17 pickets detained in Dhaka

At least 17 people were detained in different spots of the capital city of Dhaka during today’s hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami protesting death penalty of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes. Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said the lawmen picked up 17 pickets in the capital during the...

JSC, JDC exams rescheduled for hartal

JSC, JDC exams rescheduled for hartal

The opening examinations of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and its equivalent Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) have been rescheduled in view of the Jamaat-e-Islami-sponsored hartal. The JSC test for November 2 -- Bangla first paper -- has been moved to November 7 and the examination of November 3 -- Bangla second paper -- has been...

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