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Azhar appeals against death penalty

Azhar appeals against death penalty

Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general ATM Azharul Islam today challenged the death penalty awarded to him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. His lawyer submitted the 90-page appeal along with 2,250 pages of necessary documents with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. The 62-year-old...

‘Bangladeshi hackers' take down Pakistan Jamaat website

‘Bangladeshi hackers' take down Pakistan Jamaat website

“We Hack to Protect Bangladesh,” was the message left by hackers on the official website of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan on Tuesday, reports Pakistan-based The Express Tribune. The official website of the religio-political party was allegedly hacked by Bangladesh hackers on Tuesday, warning the party to stop interfering in the internal affairs of their country. Besides mocking...

New CJ to lead Mojaheed’s appeal hearing

New CJ to lead Mojaheed’s appeal hearing

The Supreme Court is set tomorrow to start hearing the appeal filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed challenging the death penalty handed down to him for his war crimes. The appeal has been enlisted for hearing as case No-4 in tomorrow’s cause list of a four-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by newly appointed Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. The three other judges of the bench are Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik. On December 3 last year, a five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by incumbent Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain fixed January 14 for...

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Convicted war criminal Mobarak Hossain today challenged the death penalty awarded him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Mobarok submitted an 82-page appeal before the Supreme Court seeking his acquittal of all the two charges on which he was found guilty. He also...

Mir Quasem appeals against death penalty

Convicted war criminal and Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali has challenged his death penalty awarded by the International War Crimes Tribunal-2. Mir Quasem yesterday submitted a 150-page appeal before the Supreme Court, seeking his acquittal of all the 10 charges on which he was found guilty. He also attached 1,600 pages of documents with the appeal. In the petition, the Jamaat-e-Islami leader mentioned 181 “reasons” why the apex court should consider acquitting him of all war crime charges. On November 2, the...

Jessore war crimes suspect Sakhawat Hossain held

Jessore war crimes suspect Sakhawat Hossain held

Police arrested a war crimes suspect Mawlana Sakhawat Hossain at Uttar Khan in Dhaka this evening. Sakhawat Hossain, 70, former lawmaker of Jamaat and BNP in Jessore-6 (Keshabpur), went on hiding since a war crimes probe against him began in February 2011. Law enforcers arrested him from the ground floor of a house at Masterpara in Uttar Khan around 6:00pm, Yunus Ali, officer-in-charge of Uttar Khan Police Station, told The Daily Star. The war crimes investigation agency received a number of allegations of murder, mass killing and other crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War against Sakhawat. A probe which started on April 1, 2012, would soon be completed and the report...

Prosecution happy with Mobarak verdict

Prosecution happy with Mobarak verdict

The prosecution expressed satisfaction over the capital punishment awarded to Mobarak Hossain, an Awami League leader of Brahmanbaria, for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 handed down death sentence to Mobarak for gunning down 33 people on the west bank of Ganga Sagar Dighi in Brahmanbaria...

ICT cautions media

ICT cautions media

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 chairman today asked the media to be cautious while reporting trial proceedings. “Events should be reported when it happens,” said Justice M Enayetur Rahim. He came with the remarks before starting delivery of the verdict against Awami League local leader Mobarak Hossain in a war crimes case. The tribunal sat at...

8 war crimes charges pressed against Forkan ‘Razakar’

8 war crimes charges pressed against Forkan ‘Razakar’

Prosecution today pressed eight charges against war crimes suspect Forkan Mallik of Patuakhali for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Prosecutor Mokhlesure Rahman pressed the formal charges that include mass killing, looting and arson to the registrar office of the International Crimes Tribunal this morning. The 63-year-old hailed from Chailabunia village in Mirzaganj upazila of Patuakhali. After hearing the charges, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 fixed November 30 to decide whether it will take the charges into cognisance. After the International Crimes Tribunal's investigation agency completed the probe report on Forkan on October 27, the report, statements of witnesses and other documents were submitted to the prosecution. On June...

Kishoreganj war crimes suspect indicted

Kishoreganj war crimes suspect indicted

A tribunal in Dhaka framed six charges against fugitive war crimes suspect of Kishoreganj Syed Md Hasan Ali. The charges include genocides and crimes against humanity committed allegedly by Hasan during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The three-member panel of International Crimes Tribunal headed by its chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim fixed December 7...

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