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?
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.
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.