Tag Archive: ICTScandal

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 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 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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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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Sep 23

Nannu Leaks: This ain’t just any #ICTScandal (with full video evidence) !!!

Various channels to date have broadcast the interview of Mr. Nannu, a prosecution witness in the case against Ameer-e-Jamaat Mawlana Motiur Rahman Nizami, where a worried Nannu (clearly under pressure from the present government led by Sheikh Hasina) came in front of the media to claim that he is not the same Nannu who was …

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