73% supports Re-Trial & Statement of UK Bar Human Rights Committee calling for re-trial

16 Dec

73% supports Re-Trial & Statement of UK Bar Human Rights Committee calling for re-trial

The Daily Star on 15th December 2012, published results of an Online poll where 73% voted in favour of the demand of Bangladesh Bar Council, Supreme Court Bar Association & 6 Senior Advocates of Bangladesh to restart theTrials afresh at the International Crimes Tribunal in the light of the recent revelation of the misconduct of the presiding judge, illegality of the procedure & collusion with prosecution. The online poll (see attached) shows 73% support in favour of the jurists who opined that the gross misconduct & illegality in the Trial procedure have vitiated trials process hence must restart to prevent miscarriage of Justice. 26% voted against & 1% abstained from making comment.

On the other hand, after Human Rights Watch, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (“BHRC”) who raised deep concerns on November 16th 2012 as to the fairness of proceedings before the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (“ICT”), now urgently calls for there to be a retrial in the case of Delwar Hossein Sayedee. Their Press Statement can be found here: https://www.barhumanrights.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/news/press_release_-_bangladesh_international_crimes_tribunal_dec_2012_0.pdf

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