Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Country stands in silence for 3 minutes

People from all walks of life indoors, at work and on the streets across the country stood in a silence for three minutes as the clock struck four on Tuesday afternoon joining the Shahbagh protests demanding death penalty for all war criminals. People wherever they were observed silence for the three minutes at the call of protesters ... Read more

PM asks judges to consider people’s aspirations

War Crimes Trial PM asks judges to consider people’s aspirations The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday urged judges of the international crimes tribunals to ‘consider the aspiration of the people while delivering verdicts’ and vowed to do ‘everything to ensure the maximum punishment of war criminals.’ Hasina, also the leader of the house, said ... Read more

Human sea wants war criminals hanged

Shahbagh rally calls for nat’l unity People in their thousands continued pouring in ‘Shahbagh Square’ turning the area and its surroundings into a human sea on Friday afternoon, calling for a national unity of political parties, professionals, cultural, students and youth organisations for ensuring death penalty for the war criminals of 1971. They also demanded ... Read more

People burst into protests

Quader Molla Verdict People burst into protests People disappointed about Abdul Quader Molla being jailed for life on charges of crimes against humanity continued sitting in at Shahbagh in the capital for the second consecutive day on Wednesday demanding death penalty for the Jamaat leader. Bloggers and online activists began the protests in the place ... Read more

Quader Molla handed life term

The international crimes tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla to life term imprisonment for committing mass murder and rape during the country’s War of Liberation in 1971. A three-member International Crimes Tribunal-2 delivered the historic judgment against Quader, an assistant secretary general of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, in the crowded courtroom at

Al-Badr was a half-secret organisation: Shahriyar

Writer and journalist Shahriyar Kabir, the first prosecution witness against Jamaat’s detained secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, on Thursday told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that Al-Badr was a half-secret organization during the War of Independence in 1971. ‘No name of any Al-Badr bigwig was published in 1971 as it was a half-secret bahini,’ said

10th prosecution witness against SQ Chowdhury cross-examined

War Crimes Trial 10th prosecution witness against SQ Chowdhury cross-examined reedom fighter Kazi Mohammad Nurul Absar on Tuesday testified that a cook of a restaurant at Chandpura in Chittagong was arrested in September 1971 after an abortive attack by freedom fighters on the life of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. The cook was brutally tortured in custody ... Read more

Witness’s brother was killed by Kamaruzzaman, Al-Badr

A dentist on Monday testified that the detained assistant secretary general of the Jamaat, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, and his Al-Badr cohorts on 29 June, 1971 caught his younger brother, who was later tortured and killed.  Md Hasanuzzaman, the sixth prosecution witness against Kamaruzzaman, made his deposition before the International Crimes Tribunal-2, popularly known as

Quader’s counsels try to incriminate witness

Md Amir Hossain Mollah, the ninth prosecution witness against the detained assistant secretary general of the Jamaat, Abdul Quader Molla, on Monday told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that a case was lodged against him in Pallabi thana on 4 April, 2012 by one Moniruzzaman. The witness, a freedom-fighter who was being cross-examined by Quader’s defence ... Read more

FFs’ attempt to kill Salauddin failed in Sept 1971: witness

War Crimes Trial FFs’ attempt to kill Salauddin failed in Sept 1971: witness A freedom fighter on Monday testified that the detained BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury might have escaped an attack by freedom fighters during the liberation war, in which his driver was killed. The freedom fighters’ operation failed due to wrong information, said ... Read more

Charge against Bachchu Razakar on 10 counts submitted

The war crimes prosecutors on Sunday submitted formal charges on 10 counts of crimes against humanity in 22 incidents against Abul Kalam Azad, who was known in Faridpur as Bachchu Razakar during the 1971 War of Independence, to the registrar of the International Crimes Tribunal. The charges brought against Bachchu include genocide, murder, rape, abduction,

Witness says his brother was killed by Kamaruzzaman

War crimes trial Witness says his brother was killed by Kamaruzzaman A prosecution witness on Wednesday testified that the detained assistant secretary general of Jamaat, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, and his Al-Badr thugs caught his freedom-fighter brother and killed him on 23 August, 1971. Mosharraf Hossain Talukdar, who is the fifth prosecution witness against Kamaruzzaman, told the International ... Read more

Azhar sent to jail

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Thursday sent detained Jamaat acting secretary general ATM Azharul Islam to jail. It passed the order after hearing both the defence and the prosecution about his bail petition. The tribunal said that it would give its order on his bail petition on Sunday and asked the

Jamaat’s acting secy gen ATM Azharul Islam arrested

The Jamaat-e-Islami’s acting secretary general, ATM Azharul Islam, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, a couple of hours after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 issued an arrest warrant for his suspected involvement in war crimes during the War of Independence in 1971. The Detective Branch of the police, on receiving the order from the tribunal, arrested