Archive | November, 2012

Bangladesh War crimes investigator deceived court’ | War Crimes Trials | bdnews24.com

30 Nov
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Dhaka, Nov 29 (bdnews24.com) — Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee’s chief defence counsel Abdur Razzaq spent most of Thursday arguing that the war crimes investigator had committed fraud upon the court. Continue reading

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Amnesty International’s Letter to Bangladesh Prime Minister on War Crimes Trial- June 2011

29 Nov

Issued on 21 June 2011

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জাতিসংঘের সামনে বিক্ষোভ ট্রাইব্যুনাল ভেঙে দেয়ার দা বি | প্রবাস | নতুনবার্তা

29 Nov

জাতিসংঘের সামনে বিক্ষোভ ট্রাইব্যুনাল ভেঙে দেয়ার দাবি | প্রবাস | নতুনবার্তা

নিউ ইয়র্ক: গত শনিবার দুপুরে জাতিসংঘ সদর দফতরের সামনে প্রবাসী বাংলাদেশীদের সংগঠন ‘কোয়ালিশন অফ বাংলাদেশী আমেরিকান অ্যাসোসিয়েশন’ আয়োজিত বিক্ষোভ সমাবেশে বক্তারা মানবতাবিরোধী অপরাধের মামলাকে মিথ্যা ও ভিত্তিহীন আখ্যায়িত করেন। তারা ট্রাইব্যুনাল ভেঙে দিয়ে বন্দী নেতাদের মুক্তি দাবি করেন। Continue reading

Britain’s Lord Carlile Voices Disappointment Following Bangladesh Government Inaction

29 Nov

Lord Carlile Voices Disappointment Following Bangladesh Government Inaction

November 26, 2012 By Benjamin Joyes

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In a press statement published by the House of Lords yesterday, Lord Carlile of Berriew requested Continue reading

Wife of abducted witness speaks out : Bergman’s Exclusive Report after independent field investigation

25 Nov

http://bangladeshwarcrimes.blogspot.com/2012/11/exclusive-wife-of-abducted-witness.html?m=0

Exclusive: Wife of abducted witness speaks out

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Aruti Rani Bali, the wife of Sukhranjan Bali outside
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Last weekend I went down to the district of Pirojpur in Bangladesh to, amongst other things, meet the family of Sukhoranjan Bali who is alleged to have been abducted by law enforcement agencies outside the International Crimes Tribunal.

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Mammoth Gathering by Save Bangladesh at British Parliament Square: Either Ensure Fair Trial under International Supervision or Release Opposition Leaders

25 Nov

Mammoth Gathering by Save Bangladesh at British Parliament Square

Either Ensure Fair Trial under International Supervision or Release Opposition Leaders

London, Tuesday the 20 November 2012.

This afternoon a large protest took place at the Parliament Square in front of the historic Palace of Westminster, the home of the British Parliament by London based Human Rightsorganization, Save Bangladesh.

Thousands of Bangladeshis from different parts of the United Kingdom joined the demonstration to record their discontent with the current Awami League led government on issues ranging from extra-judicial killings, forced disappearance, endemic and high profile corruption, soaring inflation and price hike to unfair and highly politically motivated war crimes trial. Continue reading

The Economist on Bangladesh War Crimes Trial & Witness Abduction: Nothing to bring confidence that the Trial being done in highest standards

25 Nov

http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2012/11/bangladesh

Ever murkier


WHAT explains the apparent abduction of a defence witness, just before he was to testify at Bangladesh’s International War Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka? Shukho Ranjon Bali was bundled away at the very gates of the tribunal, a domestic court that is charged with bringing to justice some of those accused of killing huge numbers (the government claims as many as 3m) of people in the bloody 1971 war of secession from Pakistan.

Mr Bali was snatched as the defence team and its witness arrived at the tribunal on November 5th. They were ordered from their car and told to identify themselves. Hasanul Banna Sohag, a defence lawyer, says one of four men, who claimed to be from the police Detective Branch, “snatched [Mr] Bali from my hand” and forced him inside a white police van, which then drove off. Continue reading