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War Crimes Trial

Ghulam Azam’s lawyers won’t seek parole of Nizami, Sayedee

Ghulam Azam’s lawyers won’t seek parole of Nizami, Sayedee

The counsels of convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam would not seek parole of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami or Delawar Hossain Sayedee to conduct his namaz-e-janaza. “We are not going to seek their parole as his [Ghulam Azam] family finds it unrealistic,” Tajul Islam, counsel for the former Jamaat chief, told The Daily Star...

Ghulam Azam verdict: SC hearing on appeals starts Dec 2

Ghulam Azam verdict: SC hearing on appeals starts Dec 2

The Supreme Court today fixed December 2 for starting hearing the appeals filed by convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam and the government challenging the verdict that awarded the former Jamaat ameer 90 years’ imprisonment for his wartime offences. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain fixed the...

Piash Karim buried at Banani Graveyard

Piash Karim buried at Banani Graveyard

Piash Karim, a professor of Brac University, was buried at Banani Graveyard in Dhaka this afternoon. His namaz-e-janaza was held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Juma prayers. He was laid to eternal rest around 3:00pm, said Iqbal Chowdhury, a cousin of Piash Karim. Earlier in the morning, the body was taken to his Dhanmondi...

Family won’t take Piash’s body to Shaheed Minar

Family won’t take Piash’s body to Shaheed Minar

The family of Piash Karim has decided to take the body to his Dhanmondi residence tomorrow for a wake, instead of the Central Shaheed Minar as they had announced earlier.  Iqbal Chowdhury, cousin of Piash, said they have changed their decision in the wake of oppositions a group of student organisations and Dhaka University’s...

PLEASURE IS ALL MINE

Sayedee's virtual reprieve ...

Sayedee's virtual reprieve ...

AS long as you can stay on the hot tin roof as the expression goes, Sayedee may have demonstrated his staying power. It was Alberto Sordi, the Italian film director and actor, who said, "Conscience is the quiet voice that warns you not to leave any fingerprints." But patently unconscionable as they were...

Editorial

SC verdict against Sayedee

THE Supreme Court in a verdict on Wednesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity in 1971. While the victims' families and many others may not find it satisfactory we we accept this judgment which has been pronounced by majority opinion of a full bench of the Appellate Division. It has been delivered at the end of a long process of adjudication during which 48 days of hearings were held by...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Verdict on Kamaruzzaman appeal any day

Verdict on Kamaruzzaman appeal any day

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict any day on an appeal filed by war criminal Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman challenging death penalty awarded to him for his wartime offences. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha today kept the appeal waiting for verdict after concluding hearings for...

Expectation not fulfilled, says attorney general

Expectation not fulfilled, says attorney general

Expressing dissatisfaction over the Supreme Court verdict in war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam today said the judgement did not fulfill his expectation. "I had expected that the apex court will uphold death sentence of Sayedee that International Crimes Tribunal-1 delivered," Alam said. "But we did not get...

Jamaat calls hartal for tomorrow, Sunday

Jamaat calls hartal for tomorrow, Sunday

Jamaat-e-Islami has called countrywide hartal (shutdown) from 6:00am Thursday to 6:00am Friday and 6:00am Sunday to 6:00am Monday protesting the Supreme Court verdict that awarded war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee jail till death. The SC today commuted Sayedee’s death sentence to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation...

Charges against 3 Bagerhat ‘Razakars’ taken into cognisance

Charges against 3 Bagerhat ‘Razakars’ taken into cognisance

A tribunal in Dhaka today took cognisance of eight charges against three war crimes accused for their alleged crimes against humanity and genocide in Bagerhat during the country’s 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...

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