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Jamaat-e-islami

STRANGER THAN FICTION

What should Bangladesh do with Jamaat?

AS media reports, the Bangladesh Government is going to proscribe the Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party. This move could be taken as early as December, or latest by January 2015. The High Court has already de-registered the party, which amounts to revoking its legitimacy. From the ongoing debates among politicians, analysts and members of the civil society in Bangladesh on proscribing the Jamaat it appears that the issue solely hinges on one particular premise, the party's opposition to the...

War Crimes Trial

Verdict in Mobarak case today

Verdict in Mobarak case today

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver today the verdict in the war crimes case against Mobarak Hossain, a leader of Brahmanbaria Awami League, for his alleged crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. The alleged “Razakar commander” faces five charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed in 1971. The 64-year-old, now behind bars, served as the AL organising secretary of Mugra union unit of Akhaura upazila for 16 years until 2012. He was allegedly involved in murder, abduction, confinement, torture and looting homes of their valuables while serving as a member of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1971, according to the charges pressed against him. After fixing the date for delivering the verdict...

Nizami appeals to SC against death penalty

Nizami appeals to SC against death penalty

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami yesterday challenged the death penalty awarded to him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War. In his appeal filed with the Supreme Court, Nizami claimed himself innocent and sought acquittal on the eight charges he was found guilty. International Crimes Tribunal-1 on October 29 handed him the death penalty on four charges of war crimes, including murdering intellectuals. The 71-year-old was also awarded life imprisonment on the other four charges. Citing from the appeal, Shishir Manir, a lawyer for Nizami, told The Daily Star that the tribunal had failed to consider that Nizami was never associated with any auxiliary...

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...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

AL leader Mobarak verdict tomorrow

AL leader Mobarak verdict tomorrow

A tribunal in Dhaka today fixed tomorrow for delivering its verdict in the war crimes case against Mobarak Hossain, a leader of Brahmanbaria Awami League, for his alleged crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. He is facing charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed during the Liberation War in 1971. The 64-year-old, now behind the bars, served as the AL organising secretary of a union parishad unit for 16 years till 2012. While serving as a member of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1971, he was involved in murder, abduction, confinement, torture and loot, according to the charges pressed against him. After fixing the date for delivering the verdict today, the...

Nizami appeals against war trial verdict

Nizami appeals against war trial verdict

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami today challenged the death penalty awarded him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. In his petition filed with the Supreme Court, Nizami claimed himself innocent and sought acquittal on all the eight charges for which he has been found guilty. International...

11 remanded over RU teacher murder

11 remanded over RU teacher murder

A Rajshahi court today placed 11 people on a two-day remand in a case filed over the killing of Rajshahi University teacher AKM Shafiul Islam. Judge Sharmin Akhter of the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate passed the order after police produced them before the court with a 10-day remand prayer, reports our Rajshahi correspondent. RU...

RU Teacher Murder

Probe focuses on Jamaat-linked radical Islamists

A secret group of radical Islamists with close links to Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir orchestrated the gruesome murder of Rajshahi University Prof AKM Shafiul Islam, investigators told The Daily Star yesterday. Two hours after the murder on Saturday, a so-called militant outfit Ansar Al Islam Bangladesh-2 claimed responsibility for the murder on its Facebook page. "We've gathered important information from the Facebook page of Ansar al Islam Bangladesh-2. We've looked into the materials and profiles of those who liked and...

Man shot as Shibir men clash with cops in Sylhet

Man shot as Shibir men clash with cops in Sylhet

A man was hit by a bullet during a clash between the activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, and police in Sylhet today. Bullet-injured Rubel Ahmed, driver of the human-hauler requisitioned by police, is undergoing treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. Meanwhile, Bogra police fired rubber bullets after Shibir...

Subhan's War Crimes Case

Prosecutorial fumble may foil 9th charge

Placing closing arguments on the last ninth charge in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan yesterday, the prosecution admitted to have mistakenly put in the wrong date of occurrence which, the defence told The Daily Star, would act in the latter's benefit. The charge was over atrocities Subhan-led Razakars allegedly carried out in Pabna's Betbaria and Ramnathpur villages on October 30, 1971. Yesterday, Sultan Mahmud Simon, the case's conducting prosecutor, acknowledged that they had put November 21, 1971...

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