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PM terms SC verdict unethical

WARRANT OF PRECEDENCE

PM terms SC verdict unethical

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today came down heavily on a recent Supreme Court verdict regarding Warrant of Precedence saying it is “totally unethical and might create disorder within the state organs”. "I will say that delivering such judgement is totally out of ethics," she said in parliament while replying to a lawmaker's supplementary question...

War Crimes Trial

Verdict today in Azhar case

Verdict today in Azhar case

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is scheduled to deliver its verdict in the case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam today more than three months after the trial proceedings concluded. Alleged Al-Badr commander of Rangpur, Azharul was indicted on six charges of murder, genocide and crimes against humanity. The Jamaat assistant secretary general, however, pleads not guilty. Prosecutor Zead Al Malum claimed that the prosecution had been able to prove all the charges beyond any reasonable doubt and expressed the hope that the tribunal would sentence the war crimes accused to death. On the other side, defence counsel Shishir Manir claimed that the prosecution had failed to prove the charges as the “witnesses...

Defence disappointed, says will appeal

Defence disappointed, says will appeal

The defence counsel appeared disappointed after a war crimes tribunal handed death to Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general ATM Azharul Islam today. “The tribunal gave Azharul Islam death on three counts based on the evidence presented by the prosecution,” said Tajul Islam, the spokesperson of the defence counsel. “But, it would have been appropriate if those...

Tried for war crimes not for political identity: Tribunal

Tried for war crimes not for political identity: Tribunal

The tribunal is trying people for their role and involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 not for their political identity, said a judge of International Crimes Tribunal-1 today before reading out the summary of judgement. The tribunal also suggested the aggrieved party to go to the Appellate Division of...

Ex-minister Qaisar

War crimes trial verdict today

War crimes trial verdict today

A war crimes tribunal is set to deliver its verdict today in the case against former state minister Syed Mohammad Qaisar for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War. Qaisar faces 16 charges of crimes including killing Bangalees, especially Hindus and freedom fighters, during the war in 1971. An alleged local leader of anti-liberation forces Razakar and Peace Committee, the war crimes accused was charged with participating and abetting an act of genocide in 22 villages under Nasirnagar upazila in Brahmanbaria that left 108 Hindus dead. Qaisar, 73, alleged founder of Qaisar Bahini, which had 400-500 collaborators to assist the Pakistan army, was also charged with at least 11...

Biswajit Killing Convicts

Some murderers enjoy free life

Some murderers enjoy free life

Two years after the horrific killing of Biswajit Das, as many as 13 of the 21 convicted killers are still on the run, some even roaming freely in the capital.  Of the fugitives, two were sentenced to death and 11 given life term for hacking Biswajit to death in broad daylight and in the presence of newsmen.      Our family is in a state of panic. As far as I am concerned some of the convicts were seen in different areas in the capital," Biswajit's elder brother Uttam Das told The Daily Star yesterday. The family members were satisfied with the verdict but they were never told of any developments in the case,...

Subhan verdict any day

Subhan verdict any day

The trial of war crimes accused Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan ended yesterday and the International Crimes Tribunal-2 kept the case waiting for verdict delivery. Subhan, the alleged vice-chairman of anti-liberation Peace Committee in Pabna in 1971, faces nine charges, including that of genocide, committed in the district during the Liberation War.  The charges are based on incidents that took place in Pabna between April 13 and October 30 in 1971, in which several hundred people were killed. The prosecution sought the death penalty for the Jamaat nayeb-e-ameer claiming that they had been able to prove all nine charges. They also prayed for adequate compensation for the victims. Subhan's defence lawyers claimed that the...

Nazmul's Graft Case

SC overturns HC acquittal

The Supreme Court yesterday scrapped a High Court verdict that acquitted former BNP minister Nazmul Huda and his wife Sigma Huda in a bribery case. Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case on March 21, 2007 centring Tk 2.40 crore taken from a businessman in favour of the couple's weekly newspaper Khoborer Ontorale. The SC also asked the HC to expeditiously hold further hearing and dispose of the appeals filed by the convicts challenging a lower court verdict jailing Nazmul for seven...

Reporting War Trial

Tribunal asks media to be cautious

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday asked the media to be more cautious and responsible while reporting on trial proceedings. "Events should be reported as it happens," Justice M Enayetur Rahim, chairman of the special tribunal, said before pronouncing the verdict of Mobarak Hossain. The judge came up with the warning a day after some private television channels on Sunday aired breaking news about a tribunal order much before the tribunal actually gave it. "When Mobarak's war crimes case was put on yesterday's...

Verdict in war crimes case today

Verdict in war crimes case today

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver today verdict in the case against fugitive BNP leader MA Zahid Hossain Khokon in connection with crimes against humanity and genocide committed in Faridpur during the Liberation War in 1971. “Let the case be fixed tomorrow for the delivery of judgement,” said Justice M Enayetur Rahim,...

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