The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday found five Patuakhali men guilty of committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 and sentenced them to death.
Contrary to what some people believe, the Simla Agreement signed on July 2, 1972 had nothing to do with the Pakistani POW that Bangladesh wanted to prosecute because it was an issue between Dhaka and Islamabad. But Bhutto played his devilish card by making the 400,000 Bangladeshis who lived in West Pakistan hostage.
The Supreme Court defers the hearing on the appeals filed by three convicted war criminals to November 21, against death sentence awarded by a war trial tribunal.
The photos are taken at Kashimpur Central Jail-2 premises where death row war criminal Mir Quasem Ali is being held, awaiting his execution.
The government cancels the plots allotted by Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha to war crimes accused.
A tribunal in Dhaka will deliver its verdict any day in the case against three Habiganj men who are facing four charges of crimes against humanity they allegedly committed during the 1971 Liberation War.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) urged the Bangladesh government to halt all executions and institute a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.
Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain says the trials of war criminals should be completed within a specific time.
BNP Chief Khaleda Zia committed the same crime as war criminals did in 1971 through her destructive politics in early 2015, and there will be no mercy for such offences, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.