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Shohid Abdul Kader Mollah was hanged based on contradictory testimony of a single witness. His last letter to his wife details his innocence.


Written By: Mozafor
19/12/2013 19:16
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The evidence on which the country’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) convicted Mr Mollah was flimsy. It was based on the testimony of a single witness, Momeena Begum, who was 13 at the time and was apparently hiding under a bed nearby. She gave 3 contradictory staements at 3 different....    Full story...

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Abdul Quader Mollah: "I give the countrymen my Salam"


Written By: MohammadHossain
11/12/2013 10:41
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Abdul Kader Mollah statement to his family members (visiting him for the last time on 10/12/2013, 8pm BDT, Dhaka central jail): “I have been your guardian. If this government kills me unjustly, then that will be a death of martyrdom. After my martyrdom, Allah the Almighty will be....    Full story...

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The Mischief of Prothom Alo


Written By: Bengalist
10/12/2013 19:10
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Lets see the vile of Prothom Alo again. The "V" sign that Abdul Qader Mollah's wife is showing is taken at 8:30pm while she was visiting her husband for the last time. Hithertho Abdul Qader Mollah is facing gallows tonight. But they uploaded this photo at 11 pm to show that, as....    Full story...

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War crimes Tribunal is nothing more than Politics at play. We need to look at the distance past to understand the present ( Concluding Part Three)


Written By: Mozafor
07/10/2013 23:06 07/10/2013 12:07
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Sheikh Hasina and her current government is a democratically elected fascist party in power. Like her father, not only she has a problem accepting other party or other opinion, but she wants to finish them altogether. For this reason, Delwar Hussain Sayeedi and many top leaders of Bangladesh....    Full story...

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War crimes Tribunal is nothing more than Politics at play. We need to look at the distance past to understand the present. (Part Two)


Written By: Mozafor
06/10/2013 17:34
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In 2007, an Army backed caretaker government was formed after many national and international cospiracy’s and political drama’s that in sophistication had been unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh.To foreign countries, this part of Bangladesh had always been geo-politically very....    Full story...

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War crimes Tribunal is nothing more than Politics at play. We need to look from the distance past to understand the present. (Part One)


Written By: Mozafor
05/10/2013 20:12
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Legislative endeavours by the Awami Government to try War Crimes and crimes against humanity committed by perpetrators in 1971 war of independence may have some appeal with the public but majority people believes it is nothing more than politics at play.  It was under Awamileague leadership....    Full story...

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What HRW, Amnesty and ICJ say about Quader Molla death sentence


Written By: DavidBergman
24/09/2013 2:19 24/09/2013 2:12
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Here are the views of two international human rights organizations, and one international jurist organization to the appellate division decision on Quader Mollah which sentenced him on 17 September 2013 to death (see here for details of offense and here for what might happen....    Full story...

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Has Bangladesh judiciary lost all credibility to be worthy of respect?


Written By: Mozafor
19/09/2013 18:06
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Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alomgir said today that Jamat protest against court verdict is tantamount to contempt of court. He made this comment after a coast guard ceremony where American Ambassador Dan Mozina was present. He has a history of making political comment in front of American....    Full story...

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A sad chapter in the history of Bangladesh judiciary


Written By: Mozafor
17/09/2013 15:53
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Barrister Razzaq said the Appellate Division had awarded death sentence against an accused for the first time while the trial court had awarded him life term imprisonment, and it is unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh. Shabagi joy seekers delayed their party till evening apparently....    Full story...

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Abdul Kader Mollah: Questions that will haunt your free mind


Written By: MohammadHossain
16/09/2013 14:47
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Abdul Kader Mollah’s appeal verdict will be given any day by the ICT. Few expect anything out of line from the judges, all of whom have been installed with the explicit blessing of the Awami League government, their political affiliation being of paramount importance. So let us recap....    Full story...

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A story of The Ignorant Barrister and Human Rights Watch


Written By: MohammadHossain
20/08/2013 21:46
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Almost all parties with arguments for and against the International Crimes Tribunal which was set to try the war criminals of 1971 are unanimous in agreement that the government did not invest adequate resources in the materialization of the tribunal, whether through allocation of funds or the....    Full story...

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Professor Ghulam Azam: a flawed conviction and miscarriage of justice


Written By: salmanalazami
17/07/2013 13:12
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[This is a reprint of the article published in 'Open Democracy' today.] Yesterday, the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) of Bangladesh convicted my father, Professor Ghulam Azam, the 90 year old ex-leader of the political party Bangladesh Jamaat-i-Islami (BJI), sentencing....    Full story...

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Demystifying the mystery: 90 years for a 96 year old man


Written By: Mozafor
15/07/2013 14:10 15/07/2013 13:20
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Its not the age, it is more to do with catch 22 situation for the Awamileague, for they had started something unfairly, and now they can not unwind it back. They couldn’t acquit him, for it will antagonize the Shabagis, and they can not hand out a death sentence, for it can not be justified....    Full story...

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Ghulam Azam - A Loving Father


Written By: salmanalazami
26/06/2013 14:52
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It is natural that we all have deep love towards our parents. A mother’s love and sacrifice is universal and a father’s role in the upbringing of a child is central towards one’s development. I would like to share in this post a few personal anecdotes relating to my....    Full story...

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Who is Ghulam Azam and what does he stand for?


Written By: salmanalazami
14/06/2013 16:39
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  There is no doubt that the name Ghulam Azam leads to divided opinions in Bangladesh, though his reputation internationally is overwhemlingly positive. In Bangladesh he is revered by some and hated by  some leaving many people confused. The majority print and electronic media in....    Full story...

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