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War Crime

Sayedee's virtual reprieve ...

PLEASURE IS ALL MINE

Sayedee's virtual reprieve ...

AS long as you can stay on the hot tin roof as the expression goes, Sayedee may have demonstrated his staying power. It was Alberto Sordi, the Italian film director and actor, who said, "Conscience is the quiet voice that warns you not to leave any fingerprints." But patently unconscionable as they were...

Subhan abetted mass killing

A prosecution witness yesterday testified how Jamaat leader Abdus Subhan had abetted and facilitated the Pakistani army in a mass killing at several villages in Sujanagar upazila of Pabna during the Liberation War. Abdul Baten, 60, 25th prosecution witness in the case against the Jamaat-e-Islami nayeb-e-ameer, told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that he had witnessed the killing of four people by the Pakistani occupation army at the instruction of Subhan on May 12, 1971. The army had attacked their village at...

CROSS TALK

Israel is betraying the Holocaust lessons

Israel is betraying the Holocaust lessons

ON July 20, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on a US television show and accused Hamas of a “double war crime.” He said the Palestinian organization was targeting Israeli civilians while its militants were hiding behind Palestinian civilians. What Netanyahu didn't mention is that the state of Israel is guilty of double...

Downing of MH17 'may be war crime' :UN

Downing of MH17 'may be war crime' :UN

The downing of Malaysia Airlines jet MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says. Ukraine and Western governments believe pro-Russian rebels shot down MH17, using a Russia-supplied missile system. Moscow and the rebels have blamed Ukrainian forces for the plane crash. All 298 people on board -...

Sayedee's Appeal

SC judgment any day

SC judgment any day

The Supreme Court could any day set a date for delivering the verdict on the appeals regarding the sentencing of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee by the International Crimes Tribunal-1. Yesterday, the apex court kept the appeals of the war crimes case waiting for verdict delivery rejecting two petitions, one filed by Sayedee and the other filed by the prosecution. The closing arguments on the appeals ended on Tuesday. The Tribunal-1 on February 28 last year sentenced Sayedee to death for killing Ibrahim Kutti and one Bisa Bali in Pirojpur in 1971, even though it had found him guilty on eight charges filed against him. Protesting the Tribunal-1 verdict, the activists of Jamaat...

Prosecution seeks Sayedee’s death

Prosecution seeks Sayedee’s death

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam today prayed to the Supreme Court to give death penalty to Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee in all the cases proved before the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) -1. He made the prayer while placing concluding arguments on the appeal in connection with the crimes against humanity cases lodged against Sayedee. The ICT-1 on February 28 last year awarded death penalty in two charges although the eight charges were proved against him. On March 28, Sayedee filed an appeal with the apex court seeking acquittal from the charges and the government side on the same day submitted a separate appeal to the SC demanding capital punishment in all the...

Hasan new war crimes suspect

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday issued an arrest warrant for war crimes suspect Syed Mohammad Hasan. Investigators are probing his alleged involvement in several crimes against humanity committed in Kishoreganj during the Liberation War. The prosecution had sought the warrant for Hasan, 65, who was an alleged commander of Razakar force at Tarail of Kishoreganj, so that he does not influence the probe. The investigators have already found evidence of his alleged involvement in two incidents in which three people were killed...

Other war criminals’ verdicts to be executed: Ashraf

Other war criminals’ verdicts to be executed: Ashraf

All war criminals would be brought to justice and their verdicts will be executed in the fashion the sentence of Abdul Quader Mollah has been executed, LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Syed Ashraful Islam said today. Many people said it would not be possible for the government to hold trial of the war criminals. Mollah’s...

Another Jamaat hartal tomorrow

Jamaat-e-Islami has called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for tomorrow protesting what it said “conspiracy to execute Abdul Quader Mollah by defying jail code”. “The government is hatching a conspiracy to kill Quader Mollah by defying constitution, Supreme Court rules and jail code,” Jamaat said in a press release this evening. Jamaat observed a nationwide daylong hartal today on the same issue. The hartal is an addition to a 144-hour countrywide blockade that started Saturday morning. The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance in...

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