• Nizami buried in Pabna

    Executed Jamaat ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami is buried at his village home in Santhia upazila in Pabna. Relatives and a few locals attended his namaz-e-janaza held at a madrasa at Monmothpur before he was buried around 7:15am.

  • Govt ready to execute Nizami: Home minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says the government is fully prepared to execute the death sentence of convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami.

  • Execution anytime if Nizami doesn’t seek mercy: AG

    Attorney General Mahbubey Alam says that the jail authorities can execute Motiur Rahman Nizami anytime if he decides not to seek presidential mercy for saving his life.

  • Stop interfering in internal issues, Dhaka tells Islamabad

    Reacting to Pakistan's expression of concern over the dismissal of Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami's review plea against death sentence in war crimes trial, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam urges Islamabad not to interfere in Bangladesh’s internal affairs.

  • 24-hr hartal underway, Jamaat man held

    An alleged activist of Jamaat-e-Islami was detained while trying to bring out a procession in Dhaka during the party-enforced 24-hour countrywide hartal.

  • Security beefed on SC premises ahead of Nizami’s review plea verdict

    The government beefed up security in the Supreme Court area this morning ahead of the verdict on war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami’s petition seeking review of the SC judgement that upheld his death penalty for wartime crimes.

  • Nizami seeks review of death sentence

    He submitted the review petition through his lawyers, praying to the apex court to acquit him of all the charges on which he was found guilty, his son Nazid Momen told The Daily Star.

  • Death warrant for Nizami

    The International Crimes Tribunal yesterday issued death warrant for convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami

  • Jamaat hartal: Normal life in Dhaka, elsewhere

    Jamaat’s dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting death penalty of its chief and war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami is underway across the country without any difference. There is no report of any untoward incident anywhere in Dhaka or other parts of the country when this report was last filed.

  • Victim families call for quick execution

    For more than 44 years, Abdur Rouf Montu has been waiting for justice.

  • The nightmare named Nizami

    On a summer morning of 1971, he invited the villagers of Bausgari in Santhia upazila of Pabna for a meeting.

  • Death stays for Death Designer

    He masterminded the formation of a ruthless militia that unleashed terror on peace-loving Bangalees, killed unarmed civilians, raped women and destroyed properties during the 1971 Liberation War. Towards the end of the nine-month war, the infamous militia -- Al-Badr Bahini -- committed “crimes of serious gravity intending to demean the human civilisation”. Sensing Pakistan's imminent defeat, the notorious force systematically rounded up, tortured and killed the nation's brightest luminaries to intellectually cripple the soon-to-be independent Bangladesh.

  • Jamaat calls hartal as SC upholds Nizami’s death

    Supreme Court upholds death penalty awarded to Jamaat-e-Islami amir Motiur Rahman Nizami for crimes committed against humanity in 1971. Protesting the ruling, Jamaat calls a countrywide daylong hartal for Thursday.

  • 'Commute Nizami's death sentence if found guilty'

    A lawyer of war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami appeals to the Supreme Court to commute his client’s death sentence to life term imprisonment if he is found guilty for committing crimes during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • A slap in face for Liberation War

    War crimes convict Motiur Rahman Nizami's appointment as a minister by the BNP-led government was a slap in the face for our Liberation War, as well as for the martyrs and the women who were violated and brutally murdered during the war.

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