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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 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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Opposition lawmaker indicted for war crimes

The first International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) yesterday indicted a top 1971 war crime suspect and opposition lawmaker Salahuddin Qader Chowdhury on 23 counts nearly two years after his arrest on charges of crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. “The 23 charges (brought by the prosecution against you (Chowdhury) are framed,” pronounced the chair of…

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Second war crimes tribunal begins first hearing

The second three-member International Crimes Tribunal (ICT2), constituted with Justice A T M Fazle Kabir as its chairman, yesterday started pre-trial proceedings at the Old High Court building in Dhaka. The other two members include Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice M Shahinur Islam. On March 22, the government constituted the ICT2 for the speedy disposal…

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PM warns against bid to foil war crimes trial

Feb 27, 2012 The Bangladesh Prime Minister yesterday urged a forum of sector commanders of 1971 liberation war, to forge public opinion against an “opposition move” to protect war criminals. Sheikh Hasina made the appeal when a delegation of Sector Commanders Forum (SCF) led by Major General (retired) K M Shafiullah, met her at the…

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Hasina calls BNP’s rally a move to foil war crimes trial

Sheikh Hasina: “Trial of the war criminals is our election pledge. It must be accomplished Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said main opposition BNP chief’s proposed Dhaka rally on March 12 is “designed to protect” war criminals now facing trial for crimes against humanity during the country’s liberation war in 1971. “Trial of the war…

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War crime charges pressed against Jamaat founder

The war crimes trial prosecution yesterday pressed war crime charges against ‘key collaborator’ of the then Pakistani forces and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Ghulam Azam. “We brought 52 charges against Azam at the International Crimes Tribunal seeking him to be tried as an accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ during the liberation war,” prosecution lawyer Rana Dasgupta…

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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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