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ICT-2 coming Thursday

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Date : Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Author : Prodip Chowdhury
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Source : http://bdnews24.com/details.php?cid=2&id=220755&hb=top
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Dhaka, Mar 21 (bdnews24.com) – The government is set to announce a second war crimes tribunal on Thursday to accelerate the pace of ongoing trial of crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

Justice ATM Fazle Kabir, currently a member of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), will head the second tribunal, a top government source told bdnews24.com.

Justice Obaidul Hasan and registrar of the present tribunal Shahinur Islam will be the two other members of the new entity.

Justice Anwarul Haque will replace Justice Kabir at the first tribunal, said the source.

The tribunal will go into action from Mar 25.

The second tribunal is being constituted as the ruling party leaders vented their frustration over the ‘slow pace’ of war crimes trial which began on Mar 25, 2010.

The law minister and his deputy started talking about the second tribunal very recently.

On Tuesday, state minister for law Qamrul Islam had said the second tribunal is coming in a day or two.

The law ministry has already completed construction of the tribunal at the old high court building.

Holding trial of war criminals was one of the key electoral pledges of Awami League. The 9th parliament unanimously approved the proposal of holding the trial at its first sitting. It, however, took the government over one year to set up the first tribunal.

The present tribunal was formed with Justice Nizamul Haque as the head. Retired district judge AKM Zaheer Ahmed was the other member of the tribunal. A seven-member investigation panel and 12-member lawyers’ panel were also constituted along with the first tribunal.

Jamaat-e-Islami former chief Ghulam Azam, its current chief Matiur Rahman Nizami, secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, assistant secretaries general Kamaruzzaman and Kadar Mollah, executive council member Delwar Hossain Sayedee and BNP leaders Salauddin Qader Chowdhury and Abdul Alim are facing charges of crimes against humanity at the first tribunal.

bdnews24.com/pc/eh/nir/1914h


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