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War Crimes Trial

Mir Quasem brought to Dhaka from Kashimpur jail

Mir Quasem brought to Dhaka from Kashimpur jail

Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali was taken to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur jail in Gazipur this afternoon. Quasem has been shifted to Dhaka as the International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday fixed Sunday for delivering judgment in the war crimes case against him, said Farman Ali, senior jail super at Dhaka Central Jail. The tribunal has...

Defence terms verdict 'unjust'

Defence terms verdict 'unjust'

Expressing dissatisfaction over the verdict against war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami, the defence said it is an 'unjust' punishment. "Nizami did not get justice. It is most unhappy judgement, which is breach of justice. We must appeal against the verdict," said Tajul Islam, a counsel for defence. "We are very much aggrieved with verdict," he...

Govt to uphold death rule in Nizami’s appeal

Govt to uphold death rule in Nizami’s appeal

The government will take necessary legal steps to uphold the death penalty for war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami in the Appellate Division and execute the verdict as soon as possible, the law minister said today. “Now we (government) will try to get over with the appeal hearing quickly upholding the death verdict,” Anisul Huq told reporters at his Gulshan residence in the capital while giving his reaction to the media. "I am satisfied over the verdict personally and the government is also pleased with it. The verdict is acceptable," the minister said. Nizami has not only killed people during the country's 1971 Liberation War but also planned killing of many, including the...

Pabna witnesses panicky after Nizami verdict

Pabna witnesses panicky after Nizami verdict

Witnesses in Pabna who testified against Jamaat-e-Islami and the then AL-Badr chief Motiur Rahman Nizami during his war crimes trial have expressed deep fear of retribution after today's judgement. Panicky since their testifying at the International Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka, they assume the aggrieved Jamaat workers might raise attacks on them once that the...

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...

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