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Abdul Quader Molla, BD News 24, Bangladesh, Bangladesh 1971 Trials, Dhaka, English, International Crimes trial, Judgment, News »
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 AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury wrote the main verdict.
The top appeals court had given the Jamaat leader maximum penalty with a 4-1 majority after reviewing two appeals against the verdict handed down by …
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BNP leader Moudud Ahmed
BNP leader Moudud Ahmed on Wednesday asked the government not to execute the verdict of war crimes convict Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah until his review petition is settled at the Supreme Court.
The SC awarded death penalty to the Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general on September 17 overhauling a lower court life imprisonment for his wartime offences during country’s Liberation War in 1971.
The Jamaat leader will file a review petition against his death penalty after getting the certified copy of the SC …
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The war crimes trial of BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury has come to an end at the International Crimes Tribunal-1 and all that remains is the verdict delivery.
The tribunal kept the case awaiting judgment after the prosecution and the defence finished their closing arguments yesterday.
The prosecution sought the death penalty for the 64-year-old BNP standing committee member while the defence claimed that the prosecution had failed to prove any of the 23 charges against him and appealed for his acquittal.
The prosecution had brought in …
BD News 24, Bail, Bail Petitions and Hearing, Bangladesh, Bangladesh 1971 Trials, Dhaka, English, International Crimes trial, News, Proceedings before ICT-2, Syed M Kaiser, War Crimes Trial »
The second war crimes tribunal of Bangladesh has granted conditional bail to former State Minister Syed Md Kaiser.
ustice Obaidul Hassan-led ICT-2 set six bail conditions on Monday.
The 73-year-old former Jatiya Party leader will have to deposit his passport with the authorities, desist from speaking to media, assisting in cross-examinations, stop influencing the witnesses, stay on in his Banani residence, and not travel anywhere inside Bangladesh.
If any of these conditions are violated, Kaiser risks denial of bail.
Kaiser, who was with the Muslim League during the 1971 Liberation …
A T M Azharul Islam, BD News 24, Bangladesh, Bangladesh 1971 Trials, Dhaka, English, Report, War Criminal »
The International Crimes Tribunal-1 has fixed Aug 18 for hearing on framing charges against Jamaat-e-Islami Assistant Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam in a war crimes case.
The tribunal, headed by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir, passed the order after taking into cognizance six types of crimes against humanity allegedly, committed during the 1971 Liberation War by the Jamaat leader.
The court also ordered the prosecution to pass all the case documents to the defence within Aug 18.
The prosecution had brought the six charges against Azharul including murder, genocide, abduction, …
BD News 24, Bangladesh, Dhaka, English, News, Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, Testimony, War Crimes Trial, War Criminal »
Former FBCCI President Salman F Rahman will not testify in the war crimes trial for the BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, the defence counsel has said.
So, Salauddin Quader’s lawyer Fakhrul Islam has proposed former diplomat Abdul Momen Chowdhury as the new witness before the tribunal to replace Rahman.
The International Crimes Tribunal-1, headed by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir, also ordered the new witness to appear before it within 12pm Wednesday.
The court said it would close hearing and witnesses wont be able testify once …
Abdul Quader Molla, BD News 24, Bangladesh, Bangladesh 1971 Trials, Dhaka, English, Judgment, News, War Crimes Trial »
The Supreme Court has finished hearing the prosecution and the defence over Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla’s life term for war crimes.
The five-strong Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain, has kept the verdict pending.
Once delivered, the verdict will finally decide whether the Jamaat Assistant Secretary General will get away with a life sentence or would get death penalty for his involvement in war-time crimes.
Hearing on the appeals ended on Tuesday, more than five months after the second war crimes …
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Voters, whether supporters of the war crimes tribunals or not, have a right to be informed what attitude will be taken by the BNP alliance
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been conspicuous in her silence by not commenting on the recent verdicts of the International Crimes Tribunal.
Debate about 1971 is a constant fixture in Bangladeshi politics, so the ICT’s judgments were always expected to give rise to extensive debate, especially because BNP’s current ally, Jamaat, is opposed to the process.
And indeed some commentators are now …
Al-Badr, Bangladesh, Bangladesh 1971 Trials, Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, Daily Star, Dhaka, English, International Crimes trial, News, Proceedings before ICT-2, War Crimes Trial, War Criminal »
Martyr Selina Parvin’s son testifies at war tribunal
Shumon Zahid, son of martyred journalist Selina Parvin, yesterday testified that alleged Al-Badr leader Chowdhury Mueen Uddin was among the abductors who took away his mother on December 13, 1971.
Shumon, third prosecution witness in the case against “absconding” Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, said the duo were also “involved” in abduction and killings of several intellectuals during the Liberation War.
The witness, who was eight in 1971, told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that he and one of his …
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Fugitive top accused of intellectual killings gives outrageous interview to Al Jazeera TV
Jamaat leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed had made an audacious comment in 2007 that there were no war criminals in Bangladesh and last week the Al-Badr leader was convicted and condemned for crimes against humanity he committed during the Liberation War.
Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, who was allegedly a little down in the pecking order from Mojaheed at Al-Badr in 1971, has now made a similarly audacious comment.
In an interview with Al Jazeera TV, Mueen …
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Chowdhury Mueen Uddin photographed in Britain where he fled to after the 1971 Liberation War.
Bangladesh said Sunday it would launch legal and diplomatic efforts to repatriate war crimes accused Chowdhury Mueen Uddin who is now one of Britain’s most prominent Muslim leaders, reports an Indian newspaper.
The reaction came a day after Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, in an interview with the Al Jazeera, declined to appear before the International Crimes Tribunal which he termed “a joke” and the trial “a sham trial”.
“Chowdhury Mueen Uddin himself is an accused …
BD News 24, Bangladesh, Bangladesh 1971 Trials, Dhaka, English, Ghulam Azam, International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), International Crimes trial, News, War Crimes Trial, War Criminal »
The first war crimes tribunal of Bangladesh will deliver its verdict in the trial of former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam on Monday.
Prosecutor Zead-Al-Malum said at a media briefing on Sunday.
The war crimes trial hearing involving Azam had ended on Apr 17 but the verdict was kept pending.
Chairman of the three-judge International Crimes Tribunal-1, Justice ATM Fazle Kabir, had said the verdict was being held back as the court needed to consider the matter further.
Perhaps in the most politically sensitive and legally significant trial, the hearing in the former …