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  • Mapping genocide in Khulna

    War leaves its traces everywhere, be it in the form of memories or mass graves.

  • Myanmar Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing

    UN has 'no right to interfere'

    Myanmar's powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country's sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya.

  • Myanmar's military must be tried for genocide

    We thank the UN for exercising due diligence by issuing the strongest condemnation to date of the Myanmar military. We laud the UN fact-finding mission for holding the leadership of the Myanmar military responsible for the atrocities committed against the Rohingya population and for calling for investigation and prosecution of the security forces for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

  • Gaza crisis

    UN mulls sending international war crimes probe to Gaza

    The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council to meet Friday for deciding whether to send international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces.

  • rohingyas crisis

    UN plans to amass evidence on genocide on Rohingyas

    United Nations Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention Adama Dieng says the UN planned to amass evidence of genocide on Rohingyas through a judicial investigation.

  • Rohingya refugee

    US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Suu Kyi

    The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum says.

  • ethnic cleansing

    Call it genocide

    The UN calls the Myanmar army's aggression against the Rohingya “ethnic cleansing”. “Ethnic cleansing” is a term invented by Slobodan Milosevic. It's a euphemism for forced displacement and genocide. It's an insidious term because there is no international treaty law against it, whereas there are international laws against forced displacement and genocide.

  • Citizen’s Commission for Investigating Genocide and Terrorism in Burma

    Citizen body to probe genocide in Rakhine

    Eminent individuals form a citizen body to investigate genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine that has led to exodus of over 520,000 Rohingya refugees.

  • German MPs recognise Armenian 'genocide' amid Turkish fury

    The German parliament approves a resolution declaring that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a "genocide".

  • Turkish envoy leaves Dhaka amid reports of withdrawal

    Turkish envoy to Bangladesh leaves Dhaka amid media reports that he has been withdrawn in response to the execution of top war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami.

  • ICT indicts 2 Kishoreganj men

    A tribunal in Dhaka frames six charges against two persons of Kishoreganj for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

  • War crimes: Charges accepted against 2 Mymensingh men

    A war crimes tribunal accepts charges against two Mymensingh men for their alleged involvement in genocide and crimes against humanity during 1971 war.

  • Karadzic jailed for Bosnian genocide

    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been convicted of genocide and war crimes over the 1992-95 war, and sentenced to 40 years in jail.

  • US declares IS 'committed genocide'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry declares that violence by Islamic State against religious minorities is genocide, saying the United States will would do everything it could to hold the militant group accountable.

  • Charges pressed against 19 Cox’s Bazar ‘war criminals’

    Charges on twelve grounds have been pressed against 19 Cox’s Bazar men for allegedly committing crimes against humanity and genocide during 1971.

  • SC upholds death for Mir Quasem

    Supreme Court upholds death for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali in a war crimes case. Five-member bench of Appellate Division acquits the war criminal of a death penalty and two other jail terms.

  • Jamaat hartal: Normal life in Dhaka, elsewhere

    Jamaat’s dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting death penalty of its chief and war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami is underway across the country without any difference. There is no report of any untoward incident anywhere in Dhaka or other parts of the country when this report was last filed.

  • Minority killings by IS 'should be recognised as genocide'

    The killing of minorities by so-called Islamic State should be recognised as genocide, more than 60 parliamentarians say in a letter to the UK PM.

  • Pakistani prisoners of war leaving Bangladesh in 1971

    [Watch] Journey of surrendered Pakistanis to POW camp in India

    After their surrender, 93,000 Pakistani soldiers had to take an arduous journey to prisoners of war camp in India. They were first taken to Narayanganj and later to Khulna to be transported to West Bengal later by train.

  • Pakistan committed war crimes, atrocities: BNP

    Hitting out at Pakistan for its denial of committing war crimes and atrocities during the 1971 Liberation War, BNP says it is a fact that Pakistani forces had carried genocide and atrocities.

  • SQ Chy, Mojaheed signed mercy petitions: Anisul

    A day into the execution of war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, the law minister today reiterated that the two sought presidential clemency, which was contradicted yesterday by their families and lawyers.

  • Jamaat calls hartal for Monday

    Protesting execution of its leader Mojaheed for war crimes Jamaat-e-Islami calls countrywide hartal for Monday

  • Human Rights Watch

    Halt execution of Mojaheed, SQ Chy: HRW

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called upon the government to halt the execution of death row war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammed Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

  • [WATCH NOW] SQ Chy: The master of genocide

    Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, 66, known for ruthless massacre of unarmed civilians, torturing freedom fighters and pro-liberation forces in 1971 is finally close to gallows.

  • Netrakona war crimes suspect dies

    War crimes suspect Ahmed Ali of Netrakona died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the wee hours today.

  • Charges accepted against 5 Noakhali ‘war criminals’

    A tribunal in Dhaka accepts three charges brought against five war crimes suspects from Noakhali.

  • 2 ‘Razakars’ held in Moulvibazar

    Police arrest two war crimes accused in Moulvibazar hours after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 issued arrest warrant for five suspects.

  • Mancha for quick execution of SQ Chy

    Gonojagoron Mancha demands immediate execution of the death penalty pronounced to the BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for his crimes against humanity in 1971.

  • Kishoreganj 'Razakar' verdict tomorrow

    A special tribunal in Dhaka will deliver its verdict tomorrow on fugitive war crimes suspect Syed Md Hasan Ali of Kishoreganj.

  • 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.