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Evidence found against 2 Kishoreganj ‘Razakars’

Evidence found against 2 Kishoreganj ‘Razakars’

Investigators have primarily found evidence against two siblings of their involvement in crimes against humanity committed in Kishoreganj during the 1971 Liberation War. The suspected war criminals are: Nasir Uddin Ahmed, 62, a former army officer; and Shamsuddin Ahmed, 60, a member of Kishoreganj Bar Association. Investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal have finalised...

WAR TRIAL

Mobarak to hang

Mobarak to hang

A special tribunal in Dhaka today handed death penalty to local Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain for gunning down 33 people in Brahmanbaria during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The 64-year-old has also been awarded him life term imprisonment for killing one Abdul Khaleque as the International Crimes Tribunal-1 found Mobarak guilty in...

ICT hailed for handing death to AL brass Mobarak

ICT hailed for handing death to AL brass Mobarak

The death penalty for Brahmanbaria Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain clears issues that war criminals will be brought to trial and justice beyond their respective political identity, a faction of Gonojagoron Mancha said today. Imran H Sarker, spokesperson for a Gonojagoron Mancha faction, said he was happy with the special war crimes tribunal awarding...

ICT accepts war crimes charges of 2 ‘Razakars’

ICT accepts war crimes charges of 2 ‘Razakars’

A special war crimes tribunal today accepted charges against alleged Razakars Mahidur Rahman and Afsar Hossain for crimes committed against humanity in 1971. Alleged BNP supporters Mahidur and Afsar were charged with three charges of mass killing, arson, looting, abduction, torture, confinement and murder committed in Chapainawabganj as members of Razakar force in 1971. International...

Mobarak wrongly convicted: Defense

Mobarak wrongly convicted: Defense

The defense counsel of death sentenced Brahmanbaria Awami Legaue leader Mobarak Hossian was dissatisfied with the verdict delivered by the war crimes tribunal today. “Justice was not served. We will appeal to the Supreme Court. We believe we can prove our point to the Appellate Division and then the apex court will clear Mobarak...

Bangladesh 1971: A Forgotten Genocide

Bangladesh 1971: A Forgotten Genocide

Bangladesh 1971 was in the limelight of the world's media. While the major centres of power were concerned with the events of the then East Pakistan and most western governments opposing the emergence of the independent state of Bangladesh, people everywhere showed sympathy and solidarity with the cause of Bangladesh. In 1971 the...

8 war crimes charges pressed against Forkan ‘Razakar’

8 war crimes charges pressed against Forkan ‘Razakar’

Prosecution today pressed eight charges against war crimes suspect Forkan Mallik of Patuakhali for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Prosecutor Mokhlesure Rahman pressed the formal charges that include mass killing, looting and arson to the registrar office of the International Crimes Tribunal this morning. The 63-year-old hailed from Chailabunia village in Mirzaganj upazila of Patuakhali. After hearing the charges, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 fixed November 30 to decide whether it will take the charges into cognisance. After the International Crimes Tribunal's investigation agency completed the probe report on Forkan on October 27, the report, statements of witnesses and other documents were submitted to the prosecution. On June...

War crimes charges pressed against 2 Chapainawabganj ‘Razakars’

War crimes charges pressed against 2 Chapainawabganj ‘Razakars’

Prosecution today pressed three charges against two alleged war criminals of Chapainawabganj for their alleged crimes against humanity committed in the district during the country’s 1971 Liberation War. The accused are Mahidur Rahman, 84, of Dadanchak village, and Afsar Hossain alias Chutu, 65, of Satrosia village, of Chapainawabganj. The charges brought against the duo include...

Hard to catch

Hard to catch

Khokon Razakar, handed down death penalty for war crimes in 1971, seems far off walking the gallows, as he remains holed up abroad. Although a prosecutor and an investigator claimed to have seen him in Sweden last year, the government said they do not have specific information on the whereabouts of the 70-year-old BNP...

Subhan's War Crimes Case

Prosecutorial fumble may foil 9th charge

Placing closing arguments on the last ninth charge in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan yesterday, the prosecution admitted to have mistakenly put in the wrong date of occurrence which, the defence told The Daily Star, would act in the latter's benefit. The charge was over atrocities Subhan-led Razakars allegedly carried out in Pabna's Betbaria and Ramnathpur villages on October 30, 1971. Yesterday, Sultan Mahmud Simon, the case's conducting prosecutor, acknowledged that they had put November 21, 1971...

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