Tag Archive: ICT

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 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

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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Nov 13

Transcript of US ambassador Rapp statement on Kamaruzzaman trial

Note: This is an article reposted from the Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal blog by journalist David Bergman. A relevant article by New Age has been posted within this article.  Two days ago the US Ambassador for Global Justice gave a conference call to a journalist from Prothom Alo newspaper and one from New Age (myself) …

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Nov 13

Mir Quasem Ali, Saddened and Upset

Golam Maola Roni I met Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali last Ramadan in 2013. At that time I was a detainee in Kashempur Prison. Back then, I had been arrested with the care accorded to a thief, a robber or a gang leader, despite the fact that I bore the designation of MP (Member of …

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Nov 09

Bangladesh: Halt Execution of War Crimes Accused, says HRW

Death Penalty Should be Suspended Indefinitely; Trial Seriously Flawed NOVEMBER 9, 2014 Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned at news that the government has ordered the authorities at Dhaka Central jail to make preparations for the execution of Kamaruzzamn. Kamaruzzaman was transferred to Dhaka Central Jail following the appeals verdict, a signal that his execution …

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Nov 08

UN rights experts urge Bangladesh to halt the execution of opposition party leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman

GENEVA (6 November 2014) Two United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Bangladesh to stay the execution of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, leader of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party, condemned to death for crimes against humanity. The UN Special Rapporteurs on summary executions, Christof Heyns, and on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, …

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Sep 03

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance: The Bangladesh Chapter

August 30 is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance. The crime of enforced disappearance may be considered a way to create terror in society, when victims are picked up and never seen again; and where victim families are left in a maelstrom of fear, uncertainty and, in many cases economic crises. The …

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Jun 05

Bangladesh police defy court order, ransack and loot home of opposition leader Mir Quasem Ali

In an unwarranted and shocking incident, police in Dhaka today, the 4th of June, 2014, raided the house of Mir Quasem Ali, senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader and Chief Executive of Diganta Media Corporation, currently standing trial at the International Crimes tribunal in Dhaka.  Family and close relatives said that Mirpur thana police and detective branch personnel …

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Jun 03

Shaykh Hyena, Hitler reincarnate?

In a confession on Saturday 31st of May, 2014, Sheikh Hasina for the first time revealed that both US Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon had requested her to stop the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami, who was questionably convicted by the domestic International …

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