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War Crimes Trial

War Crimes Trial against Azhar

Defence given last chance to produce only witness

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday gave a last chance to the defence to produce their only witness in the war crimes case against Jamaat Assistant Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam as they failed to produce their intended four witnesses yesterday. The tribunal set August 3 for the defence to examine their witness. The three-member tribunal led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim on July 7 allowed four witnesses for the defence and ordered them to produce the witnesses yesterday, but they...

War trial: Jabbar to be tried in absentia

War trial: Jabbar to be tried in absentia

A tribunal in Dhaka today decided to hold the trial of war crimes suspect Abdul Jabbar in absentia for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War. After passing the order, the three-member panel of International Crimes Tribunal-1 headed by its chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim fixed July 20 for charge framing hearing in the case. The tribunal issued an arrest warrant against the former Jatiya Party lawmaker on May 12 after accepting five war crimes charges against him. Jabbar, now 82, was the alleged chairman of Mathbaria Peace Committee, an anti-liberation force, during the Liberation War in 1971. As Jabbar was not arrested by this time, the court...

War Crimes Trial

Prosecution rebuked

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday rebuked the prosecution for submitting an “erroneous” petition, which did not have the name of chief prosecutor Ghulam Arief Tipoo as the complainant. By not mentioning Tipoo as a complainant, the prosecution dealing with the highly important war crimes cases has apparently exposed the longstanding rift within itself. The three-member tribunal led by Justice Obaidul Hassan ordered prosecutor Muklesur Rahman Badal, who filed the petition, to correct it and he complied with the order by putting...

Nizami’s health not stable yet: Report

Nizami’s health not stable yet: Report

The health condition of war crimes accused Motiur Rahman Nizami has been improved but it’s not stable yet, jail authorities said in a health report today. The registrar office of International Crimes Tribunal received the report around 3:00pm, AKM Nasiruddin Mahmud, registrar of the ICT, told The Daily Star. The jail authorities sent the report to the ICT in response to an order from the Tribunal-1, which was scheduled to announce verdict in the war crimes case against Nizami on Tuesday. But it deferred the date due to his illness. The 71-year-old former lawmaker and minister is facing 16 charges including looting, killing, rape, arson, torture and confinement of people during the Liberation...

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

War crimes suspect held in Barisal

Detectives arrested a man in Barisal town today for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.  A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Md Forkan Mallik in Rupatoli bus stand area of the town around 9:00am, reports our Patuakhali correspondent quoting Jafrul Hasan, a sub-inspector of...

War Crimes Trial

Verdict today in Nizami's case

Verdict today in Nizami's case

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 would finally deliver the verdict in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami today after the 22-month-long trial proceedings. The case went through hurdles like tribunal reconstitution and rehearing of closing arguments. Prosecutor Mohammad Ali claimed that the prosecution had been able to prove 15 out of 16 charges of genocide and crimes against humanity brought against the Jamaat chief and expected the tribunal to award Nizami, 71, the death penalty. Nizami, Jamaat ameer since November 2000, has already been awarded the death penalty in the 10-truck arms haul case this year. Defence counsel Tajul Islam observed that the prosecution had failed to prove any of...

Gonojagoron Mancha sees conspiracy

Gonojagoron Mancha sees conspiracy

Expressing dissatisfaction over the postponement of the verdict in a war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, Gonojagoron Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarker said Jamaat is hatching conspiracy to foil the war crimes trials. Sarker also expressed his doubt over the government’s role in delaying the verdict. “Yesterday, there was no reaction from...

Verdict delayed ‘at Delhi’s instruction’

Verdict delayed ‘at Delhi’s instruction’

BNP senior leader ASM Hannan Shah today alleged that the verdict against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami in war crimes trial has been deferred “at the instruction of New Delhi”. “Why the verdict was not announced today? Information available from Raw (Research and Analysis Wing--Indian Secret Service Agency) indicates that the verdict was deferred due to the upcoming visit of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Dhaka,” said the BNP standing committee member. The retired brigadier general added that Jamaat might have enforced hartal if verdict was announced and a conflicting situation could be created in the country, causing damage to the Sheikh Hasina government’ image. “That’s why the verdict was...

War trial: Nizami verdict tomorrow

War trial: Nizami verdict tomorrow

A tribunal in Dhaka, which is holding trial against Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami for his alleged wartime offences, will deliver its verdict tomorrow. Nizami, 71, is facing 16 charges for his alleged involvement in genocide, mass killings and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. The Jamaat ameer, who was president...

War crimes trial: Mobarak verdict any day

War crimes trial: Mobarak verdict any day

A tribunal in Dhaka today concluded hearing arguments in a war crimes case against former Razakar commander Mobarak Hossain and will deliver its verdict any day. The 64-year-old accused, now behind the bars, also served as the organising secretary of a union parishad unit of Awami League for 16 years till 2012. While serving as a Jamaat member during the Liberation War of 1971, he was involved in murder, abduction, confinement, torture and loot, according to the charges pressed against him. On completion of the arguments by both the sides today, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 kept Mobarak's verdict CAV (Curia Advisari Vult), meaning it will be delivered any day. Mobarak, as a commander...

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