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War Crimes

War crimes trial and transparency of justice

War crimes trial and transparency of justice

It has been said that war crimes trials arise from high expectations that cannot possibly be met. Perhaps the Bangladesh war crimes trials have also raised such expectations…. We do know that in a self-respecting nation it is imperative that criminals who aided and abetted atrocities and crimes against humanity cannot, are not,...

Azharul's War Crimes Case Concludes

Now wait for verdict

Now wait for verdict

The long list of war crimes cases waiting for verdict delivery has become a little longer as a tribunal yesterday drew conclusion to the case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam. Now, six verdicts are pending with the two international crimes tribunals.   The number might become seven soon as defence witnesses are now being examined in the war crimes case against Jamaat Nayeb-e-Ameer Abdus Subhan. The Tribunal-1 Chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim yesterday said, “Thank you [the prosecution and the defence]. The tribunal has been keeping the cases on CAV [Curia advisari vult, a Latin legal term meaning the court would consider the matter], by tradition. We are keeping it on...

Witnesses still not feeling safe

"What can I say about the verdict? We had fought a war in 1971 and now we are fighting a second war." This is how Manik Posari, who once fought for the liberation of his motherland, reacted to the Supreme Court judgment in Delawar Hossain Saydee's war crimes cases. He spoke to The Daily Star over the phone from a location he did not disclose for security reasons. The apex court yesterday commuted the death sentence of the Jamaat-e-Islami leader to...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Azharul verdict any day

Azharul verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam and will deliver its verdict any day. The 62-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general faces six charges including murder, genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. Alleged Al-Badr commander of Rangpur, Azharul...

Sayedee to seek review

Sayedee to seek review

War criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee has instructed his lawyers to file a review petition with the Supreme Court challenging its verdict that commuted his death sentence to jail until death, a defence lawyer said today. “We will file a review petition after obtaining the copy of full verdict. We hope that the Supreme Court...

Justice denied, says Sayedee’s family

Justice denied, says Sayedee’s family

Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee did not get justice, family members of the war criminal said today after the apex court commuted his death ruling to imprisonment until death. “According to our submission before the court, we hoped that he might be proved innocent,” Masood Sayedee, one among the four sons of the Jamaat nayeb-e-ameer, told The Daily Star in his reaction after the SC verdict. “We will file a review plea seeking acquittal of Sayedee from all the charges after getting the copy of the full verdict,” he added.

Witnesses in panic after Sayedee verdict

Witnesses in panic after Sayedee verdict

The witnesses of the war crimes case against convicted Delawar Hossain Sayedee fear for their lives now, after the sentence for the Jamaat-e-Islami leader was commuted to jail for life. They expressed their dissatisfaction hours after the Supreme Court delivered the verdict and sought the government’s intervention for providing them with security. “We were leading...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Verdict on Sayedee appeal tomorrow

Verdict on Sayedee appeal tomorrow

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict tomorrow on an appeal filed by Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee challenging the death penalty given to him in a war crimes case. The ruling of a government appeal in connection with Sayedee’s verdict is also due for tomorrow. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain is expected to announce the verdict tomorrow morning, as the appeals have been enlisted in the day’s cause list of the court as the first item. Meanwhile, Jamaat is likely to announce tough agitation programme including hartal if the Supreme Court upheld Sayedee’s capital punishment, party sources told The Daily Star. The International...

War Crimes In Bagerhat

8 charges pressed against 3 accused

The prosecution yesterday pressed eight charges against three war crimes accused for their alleged crimes against humanity and genocide in Bagerhat during the Liberation War in 1971. The accused are Sheikh Sirajul Haque alias Siraj Master, 72, Khan Akram Hossain, 61, and Abdul Latif Talukdar, 68. The trio joined the Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani occupation army, in 1971 and committed killing, mass killing, rape, loot, arson and forced conversion, according to the prosecution. Prosecutor Syed Sayedul Haque Suman...

War Crimes Accused, Convicts

Move to step up hunt for fugitives

A monitoring cell for overseeing the capture and return of war crimes convicts and accused in hiding has asked law enforcers to intensify their efforts to find and catch them. The cell formed seven month ago held its first meeting on Thursday. The delay in the cell working in full swing had frustrated justice seekers and campaigners of the war trials. “We have distributed some jobs among the members of the cell and will make our decisions upon receiving follow-ups from...

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