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Riots hit Bangladesh ahead of war crimes verdict

February 05, 2013 AFP Dhaka A man was burnt to death as riots rocked Dhaka ahead of a verdict on Tuesday against a senior Islamist opposition official accused of genocide during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.   Abdul Quader Molla, 64, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, could be sentenced to death…

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Bangladesh politician sentenced to life for war crimes

February 5, 2013 AFP A Bangladeshi court sentenced a senior opposition official to life in prison Tuesday for mass murder and crimes against humanity during the 1971 war. Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth highest ranked leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a…

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TV preacher sentenced to hang for Bangladesh war crimes

Jan 21, 2013 Shafiq Alam (AFP) DHAKA — A controversial Bangladeshi war crimes court probing the nation’s bloody independence struggle sentenced a fugitive Islamic TV preacher to death Monday as it handed down its first judgement. Maolana Abul Kalam Azad, who has been on the run for about a year, “is found guilty… to be…

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War crimes court to issue first verdict on March 14

(AFP) THE HAGUE — The International Criminal Court will issue a verdict in the trial of Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga on March 14, the tribunal’s first judgment since it was launched almost a decade ago.[Photo: Thomas Lubanga faces two war crimes charges for enlisting child soldiers to fight for his militia (AFP/ANP/File, Ed Oudenaarden)]…

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New Nazi-hunting drive launched

The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Wednesday launched an 11th-hour drive to find and prosecute Nazi war criminals while they are still alive, saying a new legal precedent in Germany could make it possible to bring dozens of suspects to trial.…

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Bangladesh war crimes defence ‘harassed’: HRW

DHAKA — Human Rights Watch called on Thursday for Bangladesh to investigate threats to defence lawyers and witnesses at a court probing alleged war crimes from the nation’s 1971 war of independence. The court, set up last year to try people suspected of carrying out atrocities during Bangladesh’s bloody nine-month battle against Pakistan, is due…

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Bangladeshi special court indicts first war suspect

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Delawar Hossain Sayedee, leader of Jamat-i-Islami, Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party, has been indicted with 20 counts, including genocide, rape, arson and religious persecution during Bangladesh’s nine-month war of independence with the then West Pakistan. Sayedee, who was known as “Deilla Razakar” during the period of war, has in particular been charged with involvement in the…

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Bangladesh charges first suspect over 1971 war

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A special court in Bangladesh on Monday charged its first suspect with atrocities including genocide, rape and religious persecution during the country’s 1971 war of independence against Pakistan. Delawar Hossain Sayedee, a leader of an opposition Islamic party, will be tried at the tribunal set up last year to investigate those accused of crimes committed…

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Bangladesh war crimes court adjourned

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court set up to try people accused of war crimes during the 1971 battle for independence from Pakistan was adjourned Thursday, delaying the outlining of the first charges. The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal, which was established last year by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, will hear cases of alleged collaborators who are accused…

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Bangladeshi war crimes court to charge first suspect

A special Bangladeshi court set up to try people suspected of war crimes during the 1971 battle for independence from Pakistan is expected to frame charges against its first suspect on Thursday. The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal, which was set up last year by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, will hear cases of alleged collaborators who…

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Suspected Pakistani war criminal arrested in Canada

MONTREAL: Canada said Saturday it had arrested a suspected Pakistani war criminal, the second such arrest made since the government listed 30 foreigners actively sought on Canadian soil. Arshad Muhammad, 42, was arrested thanks to public tips, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said in a statement. The Toronto Sun said that Muhammad, who also goes…

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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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