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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 …
Al-Badr, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Bangladesh, Bangladesh 1971 Trials, Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, Daily Star, Dhaka, International Crimes trial, News, Testimony, War Crimes Trial »
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 was only nine months’ old when Mostafa was abducted by Al-Badr men and the “key person” of the abduction was Mostafa’s colleague Mueen Uddin.
Anirban Mostafa yesterday got a proper place to …
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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 …
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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 …
Bangladesh, Bangladesh 1971 Trials, Daily Star, Dhaka, English, Genocide, Mohammad Mobarak, News, War Crimes Trial, War Criminal, Witness »
A prosecution witness yesterday told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that Pakistani army with the help of war crimes accused Mobarak Hossain had killed 33 people at Tanmandayl village in Brahmanbaria on August 22, 1971.
Darul Islam, first prosecution witness, who was a havildar of the army’s intelligence wing, said Mobarak had also killed freedom fighter Abdul Khaleque during the Liberation War.
Mobarak, former Jamaat-e-Islami member who later got affiliated with the ruling Awami League, is facing five war crimes charges for the offences committed during …
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Witness tells war crimes tribunal
An eyewitness yesterday told International Crimes Tribunal-1 that on war crimes accused Motiur Rahman Nizami’s directives, Razakars took 25-30 men to a river bank, and tortured and killed them on November 28, 1971.
Eighth prosecution witness Khalilur Rahman had climbed a banyan tree to hide and he saw most of the incident from the tree top at Dhulaura village in Sathia of Pabna.
Khalilur, a freedom fighter, said he was about 21 years old during the 1971 Liberation War. He had gone …
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Testifies prosecution witness in war crimes
Eyewitness Chapala Rani yesterday told International Crimes Tribunal-1 that during the Liberation War the Pakistani army in the presence of Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury had killed 60-70 people, including her father and two brothers-in-law.
The 37th prosecution witness Chapala, 78, had identified the accused in the courtroom yesterday. “He [SQ Chowdhury] was young then,” Chapala said, pointing out BNP leader Salahuddin in the dock.
Prosecutor Rana Dasgupta yesterday told the three-member Tribunal-1 that he had examined the witness and that she was …
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A tribunal in Dhaka on Sunday disposed of a contempt of court rule it had issued against Ahmed Ziauddin, a Bangladeshi legal expert in Belgium, with some observations.
The observation of the International Crimes Tribunal-2, the second of two set up to deal with 1971 war crimes, however was not known immediately.
Disposing of the rule, the three-member tribunal led by Justice Obaidul Hassan said: “We have gone through the written replies (submitted by Ziauddin) and we are not initiating any proceedings against him.”
Earlier in the first …
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A witness yesterday said Pakistani occupational army with the help of local razakars took three brothers of his neighbourhood to ‘Goods Hill’ residence of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s father on July 27, 1971.
One of the brothers was killed there while two others were released after torture, he said.
The 35th prosecution witness told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that he had heard the matter on July 28, 1971 from the brothers who were released on that day.
The witness — Kamal Uddin alias Kalam Uddin, 59, of Purba Shikarpur Rashidbari …
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US criminal justice envoy happy with war trial progress but stays worried too
Stephen Rapp, US Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, has expressed satisfaction over the war crimes trials in Bangladesh but at the same time has said the process has not fully maintained international standards.
“Though there have been improvements and progress, I still have concerns about the process and further improvement could help ensure that international standards are met,” he said at a press conference at the American Centre yesterday.
Wrapping up his two-day visit to …