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Law under scrutiny for lifelong security

War Crimes Witnesses Against the backdrop of recurring attacks on witnesses and others involved in the war crimes trials, the investigation agency has proposed amending the relevant law to provide them with lifelong security. On December 30 last year, the investigation agency that has been tasked with witnesses’ security asked the home ministry to incorporate…

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Jamaat vexed at BNP role

Distances itself from blockade over ally’s Mollah reaction The Jamaat-e-Islami is gradually distancing itself from its main ally BNP, as the Islamist party is disappointed with the BNP’s handling of the ongoing movement and its stance on the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah. The Jamaat believes it has already “paid dearly” by losing many of…

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International War Crimes Tribunal: A performance review

Photo: Star It was January 29, 2009, in the maiden sitting of the 9th Parliament, albeit in the absence of the main opposition BNP, a resolution was passed calling on the government to ensure immediate trial of the war criminals. Planning Minister A.K. Khandaker, who was the deputy chief of staff of the Liberation Forces,…

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Tribunal to investigate 195 Pakistani soldiers

Crimes committed by the soldiers, such as murder, mass-murder, arson, looting and torture, will be probed A judicial investigation against 195 Pakistani soldiers accused of war crimes during 1971 will begin soon, sources say. A meeting has already been held between the investigation agency and the tribunal prosecutors. Tribunal prosecutor Tureen Afroz has confirmed the…

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Pakistan’s State of Denial

DHAKA, Bangladesh — It was a Pakistani journalist, Anthony Mascarenhas, who gave the world the first detailed account of Bangladesh’s war of independence. In April 1971, soon after the army of Pakistan started suppressing the secessionist movement in what was then still the eastern part of the country, it invited Mr. Mascarenhas to report on…

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Prosecution witnesses need effective protection

This is key to taking the trial process forward THE question of casting impervious protective umbrella around prosecution witnesses in the War Crimes Trial cases has come to the fore once again. As recently as December 8, prosecution witness against Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee, Mostafa Hawlader was hacked at Ziannagar in Pirojpur. Two days…

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Bangladesh war crimes require justice

Those convicted by tribunal don’t deserve impunity for killings BRUSSELS | The International Crime Tribunals (ICTs) currently being conducted in Bangladesh are fulfilling their mission of exposing genocide, preserving human rights and securing justice for those who were wronged. These tribunals were established for the express purpose of exposing and prosecuting those who organized the…

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Mollah Execution: Protests pour in against Pak resolution

Police stop Gonojagoron Mancha activists in Gulshan-2 as they marched towards the Pakistan High Commission to protest against Pakistan parliament’s resolution criticising the execution of war criminal Quader Mollah. Photo: Star Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday led an aggrieved nation in denouncing Pakistan for meddling in Bangladesh’s internal affairs. The PM strongly condemned Pakistan for…

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Mollah hanging, irate Erdogan

The government of Turkey, led by its Islamist prime minister Recep Tayyep Erdogan, has been spewing venom against Bangladesh over the execution of the war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. Hours before the hanging of the convicted collaborator of the 1971 Pakistan occupation army, Erdogan called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to ask her that Mollah’s execution…

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Tribunal issues Quader Molla’s death warrant

The International Crimes Tribunal has issued Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla’s death warrant. This came hours after the tribunal received a full verdict on his death sentence on Sunday from the Supreme Court. International Crimes Tribunal’s Deputy Registrar Arunava Chakrabarty took the document wrapped in traditional red cloth to the prison authorities in the afternoon.…

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ICT gets Quader Molla verdict copy

The International Crimes Tribunal has received a copy of the full verdict of the death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Molla. Tribunal’s Deputy Registrar Arunav Chakroborty said they had got the verdict copy published by the Appellate Division around 11.30am on Sunday. “We will take necessary steps, we will follow the directives…

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Full verdict on Quader Molla out

The Appellate Division has published the full verdict of the death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Molla. The concerned wing of the Supreme Court published it on Thursday after the judges had signed it. The Chief Justice led the bench of five judges to deliver the verdict on Sept 17, but Justice…

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Archive I: Media Archive

Archives news reports, opinions, editorials published in different media outlets from around the world on 1971, International Crimes Tribunal and the justice process.

Archive II: ICT Documentation

For the sake of ICT’s legacy this documentation project archives, and preserves proceeding-documents, e.g., judgments, orders, petitions, timelines.

Archive III: E-Library

Brings at fingertips academic materials in the areas of law, politics, and history to facilitate serious research on 1971, Bangladesh, ICT and international justice.

Archive IV: Memories

This archive records from memory the nine-month history of 1971 as experienced and perceived by individuals from all walks of life.

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