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Torn-apart, families wait in whimper for justice

6 Years After Bdr Carnage

Torn-apart, families wait in whimper for justice

Families of the Pilkhana carnage victims may have to wait for two more years to see the killers punished due to the lengthy nature of the judicial proceedings. It would take at least that much time before the higher courts concluded the legal procedures to pave way for the execution of verdicts handed down by a special court in November 2013, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam recently told The Daily Star. Six years after the gruesome incident, families of the 2009 carnage victims said they would wait that long for justice. THE...

Delay in Sagar-Runi Murder Probe

Long wait for justice

Long wait for justice

Justice seems like a never-ending wait for the families of Sagar and Runi. After the gruesome killing of the journalist couple, three investigators have already been changed. Ministers, and chiefs of different law enforcement agencies assured the families of arresting the killers and bringing them to justice. Three years have elapsed but the proceedings of...

UN court dismisses Croatia, Serbia genocide claims

UN court dismisses Croatia, Serbia genocide claims

The International Court of Justice yesterday rejected claims of genocide by Serbia and Croatia against each other during the Croatian war of secession from Yugoslavia. The Croatian government had alleged that Serbia committed genocide in the town of Vukovar and elsewhere in 1991. Serbia later filed a counter-claim over the expulsion of more than 200,000 Serbs from Croatia. About 20,000 people died during the 1991-1995 war, mostly Croatians. The Croatian town of Vukovar was devastated when it was occupied by Serbs for three months in 1991. Tens of thousands of ethnic Croats were displaced, and about 260 Croat men were detained and killed. Four years later, the Croatian military's Operation Storm bombarded the majority...

TV channel owners' assoc seeks justice for ETV chairman

The Association of Television Channel Owners (Atco) urged the government to ensure justice for Abdus Salam who is an Atco member and chairman of Ekushey Television (ETV). In a recent press statement, Atco also said the ETV authority had informed it on January 7 of allegations by viewers that the channel's broadcast in several regions including Dhaka has been unavailable since January 5. The statement was signed by Atco Vice-President Anjan Chowdhury and General Secretary Shykh Seraj. Salam was held on January...

Govt railroading Khaleda's graft trial

BNP yesterday accused the government of railroading the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft trial against BNP chief Khaleda Zia with an ulterior motive and feared that she would not get justice. The party threatened to take to the street alongside the battle in court if the "false and politically motivated" cases are not withdrawn immediately. “The two cases were filed to humiliate our leader and keep her away from politics,” Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP's acting secretary general,...

Cheated workers denied justice

Cheated workers denied justice

In January last year, Mosharraf Hossain along with 26 other Bangladeshis went to Iraq to work for a construction firm. Some local brokers arranged their jobs through four Bangladeshi recruiting agencies. Each of the poor men paid Tk 2.5 lakh for the job in what the agencies said was an Iraqi company. Like in most cases, they gave the money without any receipts. Under the verbal agreement, they were to get a minimum monthly pay of Tk 25,000 plus lodging. But when they landed in the Middle East country, there was no job. The agencies' brokers confined them at a labour camp of the company, M Kodia General Trading, in Najaf...

Man faked coma to evade justice

Man faked coma to evade justice

A fraudster conned an elderly neighbour out of £40,000 and pretended to be quadriplegic for two years in order to evade justice before he was finally caught by police going on shopping trips and on holidays with his family. Alan Knight had mounted the deception after engaging in an elaborate fraud in which he...

Editorial

Limon's ordeal ends

AFTER more than three years of hell, the tribulation of a hapless boy of 19 has come to an end. While Limon's legal battle might be over we wonder whether he has got justice. Can the state recompense his losses in any meaningful way? On the brighter side, Limon should consider himself lucky he has lost a leg only; more unfortunate victims of police coercion are not alive to tell their tale. Limon was made the target of deliberate victimisation...

Widow Tortured to Death in Pirojpur

'Bring killers to justice'

'Bring killers to justice'

Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Pirojpur district unit, yesterday formed a human chain in the town, demanding arrest and punishment of the killers of Makhuli Begum, a widow who died on Sunday allegedly following torture by some neighbours. Locals said, due to merciless physical torture, the woman died at Khulna Medical College and Hospital (KMCH) on...

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