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  • Khaleda Zia gets 6-month bail in defamation case

    Legal notice to scrap jail trial of Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia sends a legal notice to the government, requesting it to cancel the gazette notification that said the trial of Zia Charitable Trust corruption case against her will be held at old Dhaka central jail.

  • Dhaka jail’s under-construction gate falls apart

    The main gate of Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj, which was under construction, falls apart leaving several persons injured.

  • Jail Killing Day

    Jail Killing Day Today: Wait for justice far from over

    It has been 42 years after the killing of the four national leaders at the erstwhile Dhaka central jail, but the authorities

  • Life-term convict flees from police custody

    Wearing hand-cuffs and shackles, a life-term convict flees away from police custody by jumping off a Mymensingh-bound moving train in Trishal area.


    Find the latest update from Dhaka Central Jail centreing the execution of death row war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami.

  • Family meets Nizami, goes without talking

    Family of Motiur Rahman Nizami has met the death row war criminal at Dhaka Central Jail. After around one-and-half hours of meeting, they left without talking to the meida.

  • Death designer Nizami hanged for war crimes

    Leader of a ruthless militia that massacred innocent unarmed civilians during 1971, Motiur Rahman Nizami has been hanged for crimes committed against humanity during the Liberation War.

  • Verdict read out to Nizami

    The Dhaka Central Jail authorities last night received a copy of the Supreme Court judgment that confirmed the death penalty of war

  • Security beefed up at Dhaka jail

    Security in and around the Dhaka Central Jail, where death row war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami has been kept, was strengthened this afternoon.

  • PM opens central jail in Keraniganj

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the newly-constructed central jail in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka.

  • Obaidul Haque Taher, Ataur Rahman Nani

    War crimes: Taher, Nani razakars get death penalty

    Special tribunal finds Obaidul Haque Taher and Ataur Rahman Nani of Netrakona guilty of four out of six charges of crimes against humanity pressed against them and hands death penalty for two charges.

  • President rejects mercy petitions

    Death row Mojaheed and SQ Chowdhury sought clemency from the president days after the Supreme Court rejected their petitions to review their decision upholding death penalty awarded to them by a special tribunal.

  • Families meet Mojaheed, SQ Chy at Dhaka jail

    Death row war crimes convicts Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed met their families at Dhaka jail. The meetings took place a day after the Supreme Court turned down their pleas for review against death penalty for war crimes during 1971 Liberation War.

  • Family meets SQ Chy, avoids media on way out

    Family meets top BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for an hour and leaves without facing the media. The meeting takes place a day after the Supreme Court rejected SQ Chowdhury’s plea for review against his death penalty for war crimes committed during 1971.

  • Family to meet Mojaheed tomorrow

    Family members of condemned war criminal Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed will meet him at Dhaka Central Jail tomorrow.

  • Security strengthened at jails: IG prison

    Security has been strengthened in all jails across Bangladesh after the killings of foreign nationals, the chief of prisons has said. Though there has been no formal alert issued from the government, the prisons are now under strict vigilance.

  • Mojaheed to file review petition: Defence

    War criminal Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed will file a petition with the Supreme Court seeking review of its judgement that had upheld his death penalty for killing intellectuals during the Liberation War in 1971, one of his counsels says.

  • JCD chief shifted to Dhaka jail

    Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal President Rajib Ahsan is shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Patuakhali.

  • BCL leader held for instigating fellow female leader’s suicide

    Police arrest Bangladesh Chhatra League president of Government Bangla College, Mirpur in Dhaka for instigating suicide of a female BCL leader.

  • Lawyers to meet Mojaheed tomorrow

    Five lawyers will meet convicted war criminal Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed at Dhaka central jail tomorrow morning for instructions about seeking a review to the Supreme Court verdict upholding his death penalty.

  • Kamaruzzzman buried

    Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, who was executed at Dhaka Central Jail last night for his 1971 war crimes, is buried at his village home in Sherpur.

  • Nightmare of Sohagpur hanged

    On a July morning in 1971, Muhammad Kamaruzzaman marched into Sohagpur, a remote hamlet, and unleashed cold-blooded savagery.

  • Kamaruzzaman execution likely tomorrow: Minister

    After a series of preparatory activities at Dhaka jail that sent signals of move to execute war criminal Kamaruzzaman tonight, State Minister Asaduzzaman Khan hints that the Jamaat leader’s execution might take place tomorrow. His family may get chance to meet him in jail for the last time tomorrow.

  • 'Kamaruzzaman must decide on mercy today'

    State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan says death row war criminal Kamaruzzaman must decide by today on whether to seek presidential mercy.

  • Kamaruzzaman won’t be hanged tonight

    War criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman will not be hanged tonight, authorities of Dhaka Central Jail say.

  • Counsels to meet Kamaruzzaman Saturday

    Defence lawyers will meet death row convict Muhammad Kamaruzzaman at Dhaka Central Jail tomorrow morning to get necessary instructions from him about his review petition.

  • Manna won’t join mayoral race

    Wife of detained Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna alleges that the jail authorities had not allowed proper treatment for her husband