• Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Major General Mohammad Abul Manzur

More than anything else I hope there will be justice

More than anything else I hope there will be justice

Lawrence Lifschultz interviews Rubana Manzur, the eldest of the four children of General Manzur and his wife, Rana Manzur. In this interview, Rubana Manzur, reflects on her father's life and her hopes for the future. Rubana Manzur was a young girl when her father was murdered in Chittagong in June 1981. According to charges filed...

Rashomon and the murder of Major General Abul Manzur, Bir Uttam

Rashomon and the murder of Major General Abul Manzur, Bir Uttam

(iv) Charges and threats On June 27, 1995, Abdul Kahar Akand, Assistant Superintendent of Police of the Criminal Investigation Department filed charges against General H.M. Ershad and four others. They were Major (Rtd) Kazi Emdadul Haque (aka Captain Emdad), Lt. Colonel (Rtd) Mostafa Kamaluddin Bhuyain (aka Major Kamal), Major General (Rtd) Abdul Latif and Lt. Colonel (Rtd) Shamsur Rahman Shams. Major General Abdul Latif was included among those charged based apparently on the testimony given to the CID by the Deputy Police Commissioner at the Headquarters of the Chittagong Metropolitan Police in 1981.  In his testimony to the CID, Deputy Police Commissioner stated the following:  “. . .We were informed that General...

CROSS TALK

Ershad keeps going, and going and going

Ershad keeps going, and going and going

A chameleon can change its colour in as little as 20 seconds, but those who have followed Hussein Muhammad Ershad lately know he does it faster. He was in many minds over the tenth parliamentary election. First he wanted to boycott it because, he said, people would spit on him if he didn't....

GROUND REALITIES

Murder most foul . . .

Murder most foul . . .

LAWRENCE Lifschultz's reflections on the murder of Major General Mohammad Abul Manzur in June 1981 are, for the nation's political leadership as also for the people of Bangladesh, a broad hint that all past conspiracies should be investigated in their totality and the truth behind them revealed. The good part of our otherwise sad post-1975 history is that a beginning has been made, through bringing the assassins of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to justice. The process of a fresh new judicial look at the jail killings of November 1975 is also underway. All of which is a breath of fresh air, for they point to the slow climb back...

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