Anti war crimes campaigners and rights activists have criticised the latest US human rights report on Bangladesh that advocated for the "freedom of assembly" of Jamaat-e-Islami – which strongly opposed the independence of Bangladesh and with the Pakistan army committed crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
When it comes to Bangladesh, Pakistan practices its own version of Holocaust denial and continues to behave like unrepentant Nazis. Pakistan never admitted to the crimes its soldiers committed against Bangladeshis in 1971.
We understand the position of international rights bodies against the death penalty. But why should they remain silent when Pakistan denies its army's role in committing war crimes?
Precisely what will be achieved by making derogatory remarks on the judicial process, that has allowed for Bangladesh to bring to a close the demand of a nation and its people who have sought for the better part of four decades redress for crimes committed against an unarmed people, is still unclear.
Four decades is much too long a wait for justice. The ICT was not about revenge, as many would and do simplistically reduce it to — it is about coming to terms with history.
Top war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury have been buried after execution at the gallows of Dhaka jail.
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.