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Liberation War

Imran-led faction declares 3-day programme

Imran-led faction declares 3-day programme

A Gonojagoron Mancha faction today announced a three-day programme to press home its different demands including filing review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Speaking at a protest rally in Shahbagh, Imran H Sarker, spokesperson of the faction, this evening said they will arrange a mass procession towards...

Produce 2 war crimes suspects on Sept 23

The war crimes tribunal yesterday directed the jail authorities to produce before it on September 23 two suspects for crimes against humanity committed in Chapainawabganj during the Liberation War. Mahidur Rahman, 84, of Dadanchak village, and Afsar Hossain alias Chutu, 65, of Satrosia village, of the district, were arrested on Tuesday in a criminal case. The duo, now in Chapainawabganj jail, had allegedly been members of Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistan army, in 1971.    The International Crimes Tribunal-2...

India gives historic Dakota aircraft to Bangladesh

India gives historic Dakota aircraft to Bangladesh

The India Air Force on Thursday handed over a Dakota aircraft from the IAF museum to the Bangladesh Air Force, following a request from Bangladesh for the plane that played a pivotal role in the country's liberation. The aircraft was gifted by Western Air Command chief Air Marshal S.S. Soman to Bangladesh Air chief,...

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...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Azharul verdict any day

Azharul verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam and will deliver its verdict any day. The 62-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general faces six charges including murder, genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Alleged Al-Badr commander of Rangpur, Azharul...

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...

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