Sep 01

Amnesty International asks Bangladesh govt. to halt imminent execution of Mir Quasem Ali after unfair trial

August 30, 2016 The Bangladesh authorities must halt the imminent execution of a senior political leader who has been sentenced to death following a deeply flawed trial, Amnesty International said today. “The people of Bangladesh deserve justice for crimes committed during the War of Independence. The continued use of the death penalty will not achieve …

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Sep 01

Lord Carlile statement after defence petition for review of Mir Quasem Ali death sentence dismissed #Bangladesh

The following is the statement by British parliament lord, The Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBEp after the defence petition for review of Mir Quasem Ali death sentence was rejected by Supreme Court Apellate division on 30th August, 2016. STATEMENT Lord Carlile regrets the decision of the Bangladeshi Supreme Court to dismiss the defence petition …

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Sep 01

35 members of European Parliament urge Hasina to stop death sentence of Mir Quasem Ali

35 members of the European Parliament have written a letter to Hasina urging to stop the death sentence of Mir Quasem Ali. The letter is reproduced below as follows, Member of European Parliament Dear Prime Minister Hasina, We write to express our concern of the unlawfulness of the legal procedures at the Bangladesh International Crimes …

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Aug 23

Family Statement on the Arrest of Ex-Brigadier General Amaan Azmi

On Monday, 22nd August, at 8pm, more than thirty plainclothes men claiming to be from the Detective Branch of the Bangladesh Police stormed our family residence in the Moghbazar area of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, and seized our brother, Abdullahil Amaan Azmi. No warrant was provided by the officers, and no cause of arrest was …

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Aug 17

BHRC and Bar Council raise concerns over abduction of Bangladeshi lawyer Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem (English and Bangla)

The Bar Council and Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales have issued a joint statement today, voicing concern over the abduction of Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem, a lawyer in Bangladesh. Reports indicate that Mr. Quasem was taken from his home on 9th August by Bangladeshi security forces. No information has been given on where …

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Aug 14

Bangladesh Supreme Court Lawyers Association calls for Barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem’s release

The following letter was published on 11th August, 2016, by Bangladesh Supreme Court Lawyers Association concerning the demand to release lawyer Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem. It has been translated into English below. It has come to our knowledge, through various newspapers and the testimony by the victim’s family, that Barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem (Arman), …

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Aug 10

Bangladesh Government forces abduct lawyer Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem; share this and raise your voice now

Repression is the daily life norm in Bangladesh. Words sometimes fail to depict the gravity of what is happening in the country at present, as a widely discredited government continues to brutally root out its opponents amidst shameful silence by the international community. Terrorism is the new big boogeyman, and the government in its evil …

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Jul 09

Daily Star quietly deletes its controversial online reports on Zakir Naik and on Indian forces coming to Dhaka!

The Daily Star made another fraudulent claim, in what has become a regular occurrence by the newspaper owned by media magnate and industrialist Latifur Rahman, who also owns the media franchise Prothom Alo. At 02:22 pm, on July 4, 2016, the Daily Star published a report named, “Militants followed ‘IS recruiters’, controversial preacher”, in which …

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Jul 02

Observations on #GulshanAttack in #Bangladesh

Setting the context: Several days ago, article by prime minister aide and son of Bangladesh PM Sajeeb Wazed Joy in the Diplomat claiming that all terrorists operating in Bangladesh were local and homegrown ABT and JMB, and not foreign trained ISIS. In his article appropriately named “Wave of Arrests Reveals Bangladesh Terror Threat Is Home-Grown. …

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May 11

Funeral in Absentia for Maulana Nizami in Turkey

Leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami group, Motiur Rahman Nizami’s execution was protested in front of the Bangladeshi embassy in Turkish capital Ankara late Tuesday. A group of people connected to several Turkish NGOs including Turkey’s IHH humanitarian relief foundation, protested Nizami’s execution. A Turkish youth foundation, Anatolia Youth Association’s (AGD) Ankara head, Hasan Karaman said that …

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