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War crimes trial and transparency of justice

War crimes trial and transparency of justice

It has been said that war crimes trials arise from high expectations that cannot possibly be met. Perhaps the Bangladesh war crimes trials have also raised such expectations…. We do know that in a self-respecting nation it is imperative that criminals who aided and abetted atrocities and crimes against humanity cannot, are not,...

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...

Wedding photo finds owner after 13 years

Wedding photo finds owner after 13 years

A woman who spent 13 years trying to find the owner of a wedding photo found in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks has been called “the best of humanity”. Fred Mahe, who worked on the 77th floor of the second World Trade Center tower, had pinned the photo...

Most people now live in cities: UN

Most people now live in cities: UN

More than half of humanity now lives in cities, and even more will soon. The world will have to confront how to make cities more fit for human habitation. Those are the conclusions of a report released Thursday by the United Nations, raising new challenges including cholera, classrooms and food production, reports The New...

Long wait for verdict

The Supreme Court has yet to deliver a verdict on the appeals filed over sentencing of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee for his crimes against humanity in 1971, although it has finished hearing around three months ago. Sayedee on March 28 last year appealed to the court for his acquittal while the government sought his punishment in all the eight charges filed against him. Neither the attorney general nor the defence could say when the Appellate Division of the SC would...

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