Nirmul Committe for well-equipped war crime tribunal
The leaders of Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee (EGDNC) yesterday sent a letter to five ministers and two state ministers urging to make the war crimes tribunal's proceedings meaningful.
The letter was sent to the finance, law, home affairs, foreign affairs, and planning ministers, and state ministers for liberation war affairs and housing and public works.
The Nirmul Committee leaders placed the letter under the banner of Antorjatik Aporadh Tribunal Dhaka Sohayak Moncho (AATDSM), a platform for supporting International Crimes Tribunal Dhaka.
The letter made nine recommendations including appointment of more prosecutors and investigators, opening of a separate bank account for the tribunal, and shifting of the Law Commission offices from the old High Court building for accommodating the offices.
International Crimes Tribunal Dhaka was set up this March at the old High Court building.
Nirmul Committee President Justice Mohammad Gholam Rabbani and AATDSM Convener Shahriar Kabir told newsmen at the prosecution's office that they have handed over some documents and evidence against 17 war crimes suspects who committed crimes against humanity during the liberation war in 1971.
The suspects include former Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Golam Azam, its detained Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, Secretary General Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed, and Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee.
After examining, the prosecution will place those documents and evidence before the tribunal, added Shahriar.
Chief Prosecutor of the tribunal Golam Arif Tipu also addressed the journalists.