Friday, March 1, 2024

ICT allows five DWs for SQ Chy

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) on Thursday allowed five defence witnesses to testify for BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury in relation to his alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. The three-member tribunal, headed by its chairman Justice ATM Fazle Kabir, also set June 17 to start hearing

Defence counsel continues cross-examination of IO

Defence counsel cross-examined the investigation officer (IO) against BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for the second consecutive day at the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) on Tuesday. But the questioning remained unfinished when the tribunal adjourned the proceedings for the day. Advocate Ahsanul Huq Hena asked questions to investigator Nurul Islam

Defence ends arguments against Mojahid

Defence completed its arguments against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojahid at the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) on Tuesday. Barrister Abdur Razzaq and Barrister Iman Siddique argued for Mojahid on law points, pleading that the allegations against the Jamaat leader will not stand. Later, prosecutor Barrister Tureen Afroz started

Khokon to be tried in absentia

If Zahid Hossain Khokon, alias Khokon Razakar, remains in hiding and does not appear before the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) to face trial, he will be tried and prosecuted in absentia. As per the provision of the International Crimes (Tribunal) Act, 1973, the tribunal will follow the same procedure as that adopted in the case ... Read more

ICT to try Mueen, Ashraf in abstentia

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), Bangladesh on Monday decided to hold the trial of war crimes suspects Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan alias Nayeb Ali who are currently staying abroad, in absentia for allegedly committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. The three-member second tribunal led by its

Defence places arguments in Mujahid case

Defence on Wednesday started placing its arguments before the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) in favour of war crimes accused Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid. During the first day’s arguments in favour of the detained Jamaat leader Mujahid, the defence claimed that the Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general was not involved

Kaiser’s bail plea rejected

The Inter-national Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) on Wednesday rejected the bail petition of Jatiya Party leader Syed Mohammad Kaiser to expedite the investigation into his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity. The tribunal, chaired by Justice Obaidul Hassan, also directed the prosecution to submit a progress report on the investigation on June 17.

Nizami behind Dhulauri massacre, says PW-8

A prosecution eyewitness against war crimes accused Matiur Rahman Nizami, ameer of Jamaat–e-Islami, on Tuesday told the International Crimes Tribunal-1 that he had no idea whether any case was filed in connection with the Dhulauri massacre after Bangladesh’s independence.  PW-8 Khalilur Rahman, also a freedom fighter, said this while facing cross-examinations

Mir Kashem Ali formally charged

Prosecution on Thursday submitted formal charge against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Kashem Ali at the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) about his alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity. The tribunal-1, headed by its Chairman Justice ATM Fazle Kabir, set May 26 to hear the cognizance matters against the Jamaat leader.

Hearing against Mobarak starts May 20

Prosecution placed opening statement against former Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain regarding his involvement in crimes against humanity during the liberation war at the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) on Thursday. The three-member tribunal, chaired by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir, set May 20 to start hearing depositions from the witnesses. On behalf of prosecution,

US reiterates support for war crimes trials

The United States has reiterated its support for the ongoing war crimes trials but emphasised that the trials must be free, fair and transparent meeting the international standards. “As we said at the time of first verdict of Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal, the United States supports bringing to justice those who commit atrocities,” Patrick Ventrell, ... Read more

Arguments against Mojahid start on May 7

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) on Saturday set May 7 to start arguments in the case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojahid. The three-member tribunal, headed by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan, took the decision after hearing the deposition of Ali Ahmed Abrur, the only defence witness, also the son of accused Mojahid. Mojahid ... Read more