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বাংলাকে জাতিসংঘের অন্যতম ভাষা হিসেবে স্বীকৃতির দাবিকে সমর্থন দিতে ব্রিটিশ সরকারের প্রতি আহ্বান জানিয়েছে সে দেশের পার্লামেন্ট। নিম্নকক্ষ হাউস অব কমন্সে এ বিষয়ে একটি প্রস্তাব পেশ করা হয়েছে। ‘আর্লি ডে মোশন’ নামে পরিচিত এ প্রস্তাবের পক্ষে এ পর্যন্ত ১৫ জন এমপি সমর্থন জানিয়েছেন।
হাউস অব কমন্সে বার্মিংহাম হল গ্রিনের এমপি লেবার পার্টির রজার গডসিফ প্রস্তাবটি উত্থাপন করেন। এতে বলা হয়, বাংলাকে জাতিসংঘের অন্যতম ভাষা হিসেবে স্বীকৃতি দেওয়ার জন্য যুক্তরাজ্যে বসবাসরত যেসব বাংলাদেশি প্রচারাভিযান চালাচ্ছেন, কমন্স সভা তাঁদের অভিনন্দন জানাচ্ছে এবং সরকারের …
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The UK has changed its laws to shield Israeli war crimes suspects from prosecution.
(Inbal Rose /MaanImages)
Legal mechanisms developed after the end of the Second World War to more easily prosecute war criminals are now being taken off the books to preserve Israeli impunity from accountability.
In the aftermath of the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes an outraged international community demanded justice — a demand that resulted in the Nuremberg war crimestribunal, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the introduction of the new legal concept of universal jurisdiction. Justice, it seemed, would be impartial …
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Is there any better demonstration of our ability to normalise the unthinkable than the continued omnipresence of Alastair Campbell in British public life? Ten years and one day ago, on 24 September 2002, the British Government released its propagandistic dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. A year later, Campbell was obliged to resign, in effect over the role he played in its composition – the publicist had become ‘the story’. But this was not seen as a moral issue relating to the …
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17 September 2012
In the past two years, four young Bangladeshi, including two women, scaled Mount Everest, becoming national heroes. More importantly, these individuals also became powerful political symbols, used on various sides, to disguise the failure of politics in Bangladesh.
Four young Bangladeshi mountaineers made their country proud when they hoisted the national flag at the top of the world—the peak of Mount Everest. This trend began in 2010 when a 30 years old journalist, Musa Ibrahim, became the first Bangladeshi ever to …
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The Australian August 17, 2012 12:00AM
I AM no fan of the narcissist Julian Assange, or of the reckless way he exposed anti-Taliban informants in his all-consuming crusade against the US and the confidentiality of international diplomacy.
His impressive intellect leaves him without the excuse of ignorance or naivete regarding the consequences of his actions.
However, the lengths Sweden and Britain are going to is extraordinary to extradite a man for questioning about allegedly violating some of the terms of the consent with which two women had sex with him. Nothing to do with …
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Delwar Hossain Saydee’ bail petition for recovering fully from a surgery was rejected by the tribunal Saydee is receving all medical attention he needs.
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There is an apparent suggestion that prosecutors are about to lodge complaint after completing their investigation against a UK national of Bangladeshi origin for his alleged crime against humanity. Prosecutors along with the Law Minister of Bangladesh have vowed to bring all accused of war crimes no matter where they live, to book. While talking to the Telegraph, they expressed their determination to try one of the accused, namely Chowdhury Mueen Uddin currently living in UK.
Laws regarding extradition, however are complex in nature and UK government have experience diffiluties in …
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One of Britain’s most important Muslim leaders is to be charged with war crimes, investigators and officials have told The Sunday Telegraph
[Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, left, with the Prince of Wales at the Markfield Islamic Foundation, Leics]
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, director of Muslim spiritual care provision in the NHS, a trustee of the major British charity Muslim Aid and a central figure in setting up the Muslim Council of Britain, fiercely denies any involvement in a number of abductions and “disappearances” during Bangladesh’s …
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Mueen-Uddin allegedly linked to crimes during 1970s
Faces death sentence if convicted
One of Britain’s top Muslim activists is facing war crimes charges in Bangladesh.
Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, the director of Muslim spiritual care provision in the NHS and a trustee of the charity Muslim Aid, is accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of ‘intellectuals’ during Bangladesh’s struggle for independence in the 1970s.
Mr Mueen-Uddin has denied any involvement in the crimes he has been allegedly linked with – but faces the death penalty if convicted.
[Accused: Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin (left) meets Prince Charles during …
The letter below was sent following a request to respond to allegations against Mr. Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin. Part of my response was printed in the Sunday Telegraph but significant parts were not included. For that reason the letter is reproduced here.
Subject: Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin
Dear Mr. Gilligan,
As you may be aware I am currently advising Mr. Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and his family on this matter. The first point I would like to make clear is that Mr. Mueen-Uddin’s family have been subjected to harassment today by photographers purportedly working for the …
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PARIS (AP) — Britain can extradite a radical Muslim cleric and four other suspects to the United States to face terrorism charges, Europe’s human rights court ruled Tuesday.
The case centering on Mustafa Kamal Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, considered Britain’s most recognizable extremist, has been closely watched as a sign of Europe’s view on tough U.S. prisons.
The court said Britain would not violate EU human rights rules by extraditing the suspects, who could face life sentences in a maximum-security prison.
Al-Masri and the other suspects had argued that in …