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War Criminal

Review or not?

The Supreme Court is yet to make it clear whether a convicted war criminal has the right to seek a review of its verdict. A debate over the issue arose in December last year when the now executed war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah had filed two review petitions against the SC judgment in his case. The debate has cropped up again, as Delawar Hossain Sayedee, sentenced yesterday to imprisonment till death, has also decided to seek a review of the apex...

SAYEDEE VERDICT

Jamaat-Shibir men attack cops in Rajshahi

Jamaat-Shibir men attack cops in Rajshahi

Hours after the Supreme Court pronounced the verdict on war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee, Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, today attacked law enforcers in Rajshahi city. They hurled crude bombs and brick chips at the law enforcers on duty in several parts of the city, said Tanvir Haider Chowdhury, deputy commissioner...

Ctg violence cases: Order on SQ Chy’s discharge pleas Nov 10

Ctg violence cases: Order on SQ Chy’s discharge pleas Nov 10

A Chittagong court today fixed November 10 to decide whether it will discharge convicted war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury from two cases filed for vandalism and arson on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in 2010. The court will also take decision on the two petitions filed by the prosecution seeking more time for further investigation in the...

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...

Prosecution wants gallows for Azharul

The prosecution yesterday sought capital punishment for Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam claiming that they had proved the charges of genocide and crimes against humanity against him at the International Crimes Tribunal-1. “Accused Azharul Islam was involved in sexually violating women, committed [at Rangpur Town Hall] during the Liberation War in 1971, which represents his perverted mentality,” said prosecutor Tureen Afroz. Before drawing conclusion to the arguments on legal aspects, she prayed to the tribunal to order Azharul to pay adequate...

ICT asks to produce war crimes suspect Forkan July 3

ICT asks to produce war crimes suspect Forkan July 3

A tribunal in Dhaka asked the inspector general of police (prison) to produce war crimes suspect Forkan Mallik before it on July 3 in a case filed for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War 1971. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 led by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order in...

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

Detectives arrested a man in Barisal town today for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.  A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Md Forkan Mallik in Rupatoli bus stand area of the town around 9:00am, reports our Patuakhali correspondent quoting Jafrul Hasan, a sub-inspector of...

War crime accused Akram held

War crime accused Akram held

An accused war criminal was arrested by the law enforcers from Rajpara area of Rajshahi city early today. Akram Hossain Khan, 60, a resident of Morolganj upazila in Bagerhat, went on hiding after an arrest warrant was issued against him by the International Crime Tribunal (ICT)-1 two weeks ago, police sources said. In a joint...

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...

Witness testifies on atrocities

A prosecution witness yesterday testified that Pakistani army and members of Qaisar Bahini, "founded by" Syed Mohammad Qaisar, had carried out mass atrocities in Madhabpur on April 27-28 in 1971. Around 15 to 20 people died in that incident, Yakub Ali, a resident of Madhabpur in Habiganj and also the sixth prosecution witness in Qaisar's case, told the International Crimes Tribunal-2. He also said Qaisar himself took part in the atrocities and several hundred shops and houses were burnt. Qaisar, who had...

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