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Jamaat-e-islami

Muslim Brotherhood, Jamaat-e-Islami and global jihad

STRANGER THAN FICTION

Muslim Brotherhood, Jamaat-e-Islami and global jihad

JEWS and Christians ... should be forced to pay Jizya [poll tax] in order to put an end to their independence and supremacy so that they should not remain rulers and sovereigns in the land. These powers should be wrested from them by the followers of the true Faith [Islam], who should assume...

Khaleda attends Jamaat Ifter

Khaleda attends Jamaat Ifter

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia today said the BNP-led 20-party alliance has the support of ninety-five percent people who are united and ready to save the country from the hands of Sheikh Hasina’s “repressive and killer government.” “The country is in grave crisis at present and people are united to get rid of the situation....

Nizami’s health not stable yet: Report

Nizami’s health not stable yet: Report

The health condition of war crimes accused Motiur Rahman Nizami has been improved but it’s not stable yet, jail authorities said in a health report today. The registrar office of International Crimes Tribunal received the report around 3:00pm, AKM Nasiruddin Mahmud, registrar of the ICT, told The Daily Star. The jail authorities sent the report to the ICT in response to an order from the Tribunal-1, which was scheduled to announce verdict in the war crimes case against Nizami on Tuesday. But it deferred the date due to his illness. The 71-year-old former lawmaker and minister is facing 16 charges including looting, killing, rape, arson, torture and confinement of people during the Liberation...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Nizami verdict postponed

Nizami verdict postponed

A special tribunal in Dhaka today postponed the pronouncement of verdict in a war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami due to his illness. The tribunal has decided to keep the case waiting for verdict again as it is not logical to pronounce the judgement in absence of Nizami, said Justice Enayetur Rahim, chairman of International Crimes Tribunal-1, which was scheduled to delivery the verdict today. Earlier in the morning, the jail authorities informed the tribunal’s registrar office through a letter that Nizami was sick, said AKM Nasiruddin Mahmud, registrar and spokesman for the international crimes tribunal. The chairman came up with the postponement order around 11:00am after the letter...

Gonojagoron Mancha sees conspiracy

Gonojagoron Mancha sees conspiracy

Expressing dissatisfaction over the postponement of the verdict in a war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, Gonojagoron Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarker said Jamaat is hatching conspiracy to foil the war crimes trials. Sarker also expressed his doubt over the government’s role in delaying the verdict. “Yesterday, there was no reaction from...

War trial: Nizami verdict tomorrow

War trial: Nizami verdict tomorrow

A tribunal in Dhaka, which is holding trial against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami for his alleged wartime offences, will deliver its verdict tomorrow. Nizami, 71, is facing 16 charges for his alleged involvement in genocide, mass killings and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. The Jamaat ameer, who was president...

Bogra Jamaat leader held

Bogra Jamaat leader held

Police arrested a Jamaat-e-Islami leader who was formerly a chairman of Shajahanpur upazila in Bogra this morning. Yasin Ali, a member of Jamaat’s Bogra district committee, was accused in six cases with Shajahanpur and Sadar police station for attacking and torching local Awami League office. Members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police picked him...

HC summons Jamaat leader

The High Court today asked acting secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami Rafiqul Islam Khan to appear before it on July 7 to explain his ‘derogatory and contemptuous’ statement about the court. The HC said Khan would face consequence if he does not comply with the order. The HC bench of Justice Md Asfaqul Islam and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal also fixed July 7 for delivering a verdict on a contempt of court rule issued against him for the statement. On August 5 last...

There is no legal bar to try Jamaat immediately

THE issue of Jamaat's trial as an organization under International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), Bangladesh has become controversial after the comment of the Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs' Minister Anisul Huq on 30 May 2014. He explained why it was not possible to initiate the proceedings against Jamaat right now. His reasoning does not seem convincing enough to many people. The first concern he raised was that the ICT Act 1973 does not have any provision to try and punish an...

Mum is the word?

WHAT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday about absence of a provision in the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973 on trial of Jamaat-e-Islami is right. This law says nothing about punishment to an organisation found guilty of committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. She supported law minister Anisul Haq's statement that he made last Thursday, and said that he was correct on legal grounds. The government cannot avoid responsibility for the loophole in the law, which...

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