Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 22

Bangladesh Fish Fry Release Initiative 2014: “Terrorists” saving the environment?

Many of us may have heard of the celebration of the annual “Fish fry release initiative” in Bangladesh a few days back. In light of a two pronged need, the release of fish fry into local water bodies has been long practiced as a double bonus begetting initiative, especially more so in the context of …

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Nov 22

Protest in front of White house against Bangladesh death sentences

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About 1,000 demonstrators gathered Thursday, 20th November, 2014, in front of the White House to protest the death sentences of three members of the Jamaat-e-Islami political party in Bangladesh. The demonstrations organized by Human Rights and Development for Bangladesh (HRDB), protested the “unfair trial” against opposition leaders Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, Motiur Rahman Nizami, and Mir Qasem Ali, for …

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Nov 22

Trial of Mohammad Kamaruzzaman in Bangladesh: Justice Denied

[This article originally appeared on the World Bulletin and is being re-produced here with the authors permission for the blog readers] On the 10th of the Bengali month of Srabon in 1971, a terrible massacre took place at the village of Shohagpur, which lies deep inside Jamalpur district inside Bangladesh, a few miles away from …

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Nov 22

Dissecting Mir Quasem Ali verdict: Charge number 2

 [Abduction, confinement and torture of Lutfar Rahman Faruk and Seraj on 19 November, 1971] Summary Charge: This charge involves the event of forcible picking up of Lutfar Rahman Faruk and Seraj on 19 November, 1971 at about 2.00 p.m. by the Pakistani invading force and Al-Badar members under leadership of accused Mir Quasem Ali from …

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Nov 15

European Union Statement on Kamruzzaman verdict

Brussels , 05/11/2014 141105_05 Statement by the Spokesperson STATEMENT 05/11/2014 “We are closely following judicial proceedings in Bangladesh. The European Union reiterates its strong and absolute opposition to capital punishment in all cases and under all circumstances. We consider the death penalty to be a cruel and inhumane punishment, which is not a deterrent to …

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Nov 14

Tohurul Islam, another life snubbed by fascist Bangladesh regime

On 29th October, 2014, police fired upon a protest procession by Bangladesh Jamaat–e-Islami and Bangladesh Islami Chatra Shibir activists at Chapai Nawabganj which was brought out at about 3 pm local time in protest of the death penalty handed down by the Bangladesh based International War Crimes Tribunal against Ameer-e-Jamaat Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami. The …

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Nov 13

Lord Avebury letter in light of Kamaruzzaman death sentence

November 5, 2014 STATEMENT The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced two senior Jamaat leaders including its chief to death , and in a third case, that of Mohammad Kamaruzzaman , an Assistant Secretary-General of Jamaat, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the death sentence passed earlier by the ICT. A former editor of a news …

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Nov 13

Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) expresses grave concern over Kamaruzzman verdict

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11 November, 2014 Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) expresses grave concern over the impending execution of Mohammad Kamaruzzman, who was sentenced to death by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal for his involvement in the 1971 War of Independence. Given the Tribunal’s repeated failure to uphold recognized standards of due process in proceedings before the …

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Nov 13

BHRC calls for immediate suspension of death sentences handed down against Muhammad Kamaruzzaman and Motiur Rahman Nizami

London,11 November, 2014 STATEMENT The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) calls for the immediate suspension of the death sentences handed down against Muhammad Kamaruzzaman and Motiur Rahman Nizami by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT). Whilst BHRC cautiously welcomes the recent suggestion from the Attorney General that the execution of the capital …

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Nov 13

Lord Carlile’s letter to the Bangladesh High Commissioner: Halt controversial execution order of Kamaruzzaman

07 November, 2014 Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC  issued a letter which he sent to the Bangladesh High Commissioner in London. I write to you to express my grave concern regarding recent developments in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has passed three verdicts over recent days. Two senior Jamaat leaders have been sentenced …

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