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War Crimes Trial

2 war crimes accused held in Netrakona

2 war crimes accused held in Netrakona

Two accused in a war crimes case were arrested by Netrakona police this morning. The arrestees -- Obaidul Hauque Taher and Ataur Rahaman Noni -- are residents of Mukyrpara in the town, reports our Netrakona correspondent. The duo was arrested as they were accused of a case filed for killing freedom fighter Badiuzzaman Mukta of...

Organisation's war crimes trial inevitable: Law minister

Organisation's war crimes trial inevitable: Law minister

Trial of any organisation involved in war crimes is inevitable to fulfill the expectation and desire of the countrymen, Law Minister Anisul Huq said today. The draft proposal for amending international crimes tribunal act determining punishment for such organisations will be placed before the cabinet soon for its approval, the minister said. Once the cabinet approves the proposal, the punishment for the offence will be revealed, he said. The law minister’s comment came two days after US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Stephen J Rapp opposed the trial of any political party or organisation for crimes against humanity. Rapp called for focusing on individuals who committed those crimes. He was talking to reporters after...

US envoy appreciates courage of tribunals' judges

US envoy appreciates courage of tribunals' judges

Visiting Stephen J Rapp, US ambassador-at-large for the office of global criminal justice, today appreciated the courage of the judges of International Crimes Tribunals who are dealing with the war crimes cases. "It's so important that the judges are able to do their job without pressure and politics. I very much salute their service and courage", Rapp told reporters after emerging from a meeting with the tribunals' judges. Rapp reached the tribunals' office at the Old High Court building around 1:20pm and held a one-hour meeting with the judges. Prior to the meeting, Rapp met the tribunals' investigation agency members at its Dhanmondi office in the capital. He has arrived Dhaka this morning...

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...

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