Category Archives: Daily Star

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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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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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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DEATH SENTENCE FOR WAR CRIMES: Moudud urges halting Mollah’s execution

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…

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Wartime Killing of Journalist: Victim’s son testifies at war crimes tribunal

Martyred journalist ANM Golam Mostafa’s son has been in a silent but relentless pursuit of learning about his father’s abduction and the man who was behind the incident happened on December 11, 1971. Like many other Bangalee intellectuals abducted by Al-Badr in December 1971, Mostafa had never returned and his body was never found. Anirban…

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SQ Chowdhury’s Trial : Verdict any day

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…

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Mueen was among the abductors

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…

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War trial ‘a joke’

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…

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Bangladesh to seek Mueen’s extradition

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…

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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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