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Tribunal bars defence lawyer from appearing

Latest Update: Wednesday7/11/2012November, 2012, 11:51 PM Doha Time The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), set up to try crimes committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, yesterday issued a notice on three defence lawyers to show-cause why action should not be taken against them for misconduct in the courtroom and barred one of them from…

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Jamaat leader goes on trial

Latest Update: Monday5/11/2012November, 2012, 01:19 AM Doha Time A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh yesterday ordered the start of the trial against a Jamaat-e-Islami leader on eight charges of crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. The three-judge International Crimes Tribunal –2 led by Justice Fazle Kabir framed charges against Abul Kalam…

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No impact of war crimes trial on ties: Saudi envoy

The war crimes trial in Bangladesh did not have any impact on Dhaka-Riyadh relations, Saudi Ambassador Abdullah N Al Bussairy said yesterday. “It is an internal matter of Bangladesh and it has no impact on our relationship,” he told at a press briefing at his residence in Gulshan. The government arrested several BNP and Jamaat-e-Islam…

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Son defends accused Sayedee in war crimes trial

Latest Update: Monday15/10/2012October, 2012, 12:14 AM Doha Time The son of war crimes accused Delwar Hossain Sayedee appeared as a defence witness before the International Crimes tribunal-1 in Dhaka yesterday. While making deposition, Masud Sayedee, 38, who takes care of the case as lobbyist, submitted before the tribunal some documents ‘challenging’ the testimonies made by…

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War crimes cases against six more Jamaat leaders

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Bangladesh has initiated trial process of six more Jamaat- e-Islami leaders for their suspected involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. “A total of 14 people including 12 Jamaat and two Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders are now facing war crimes trial at Tribunal-1 and…

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War crimes tribunal gets a new judge

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday was adjourned within five minutes without holding any proceedings as a dispute has resulted over its present strength following the resignation of its judge AKM Zaheer Ahmed, a retired district judge. As the tribunal resumed at 10.35am with only its chairman Justice M Nizamul Huq, a defence counsel for Jamaat-e-Islami…

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War crimes tribunal gets a new judge

Thursday30/8/2012August, 2012, 12:06 AM Doha By Our Correspondent Dhaka The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday was adjourned within five minutes without holding any proceedings as a dispute has resulted over its present strength following the resignation of its judge AKM Zaheer Ahmed, a retired district judge. As the tribunal resumed at 10.35am with only its chairman…

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War crimes tribunal rejects bail plea of Jamaat leader

The International Crimes Tribunal – 2 (ICT-2) yesterday rejected a bail petition of Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, jailed for alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971. The three-member tribunal headed by Justice Fazle Kabir turned down the petition saying there was no scope to consider the…

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1971 sector commanders against appeal option for war criminals

Sector Commanders Forum (SCF), comprising 1971 war commanders of Bangladesh, yesterday said it will urge the government to scrap provision of appeal to war criminals in higher courts against the verdict of International Crimes Tribunal formed to try the war crime suspects. Addressing a discussion on ‘War Crimes Trial: Progress and Problem’, Air Vice Marshall…

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Bangladesh war crimes tribunals defer trials

The daylong general strike across Bangladesh yesterday forced the International Crimes Tribunals in Dhaka to defer the trial of the 1971 war criminals. The shutdown was enforced by main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its 18-party alliance. Police could not comply with the International Crimes Tribunals’ (ICT) earlier orders to produce the accused persons…

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‘Second war crimes tribunal without work’

Although the Bangladesh government emphasises quick disposal of war crimes cases, the newly formed International Crimes Tribunal-2 sits idle as it has no case to deal with. “The ICT-2 has no case right now to deal with as only one out of three scrutinised war crimes cases has been transferred to it from the ICT-1…

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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.

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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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