War Crimes Trial

10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

July 25, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
10th Srabon, Shohagpur massacre: Why we must remember

When I first visited Shohagpur 15 years ago, few knew its name. I stayed the night in a windowless room in Sherpur. I felt I had a date with history. It had become known due to the efforts of Farida Akhter of UBINIG who had organised the first congregation of women freedom fighters. She...
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Mojaheed to walk the gallows for the killing of intellectuals in ‘71

July 21, 2015
Rupak Bhattacharjee
Mojaheed to walk the gallows for the killing of intellectuals in ‘71

The ongoing war crimes trials have occupied considerable space of Bangladesh’s political discourse for obvious reasons. Unlike other South Asian nations, Bangladesh was born through a bloody Liberation War fought over a period of nine months. In 1971, South Asia witnessed the worst human suffering and state-sponsored violence in the post-colonial era.
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It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

September 17, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
It’s not about Sayedee’s trial, but AL’s supremacy

The reduced sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee has come as a shock to many. Many even feel that he has been allowed to go ‘free’
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Britain: A haven for war criminals

June 10, 2014
Nadia Choudhury
Britain: A haven for war criminals

Augusto Pinochet (the Chilean dictator), Rifaat Al-Assad (the butcher of Hama), Pervez Musharraf (Pakistan’s military leader), Phillip Machemedze
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1971 women victims: Violated and forgotten

1971 women victims: Violated and forgotten

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is no doubt a laudable and timely initiative. We are, nevertheless, surprised by the fact that
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Let them confess

March 25, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Let them confess

When the prisoner died, the police couldn’t explain why. He was Bantu Stephen Biko, a black South African, and it was 1977, when apartheid was in full swing.
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Taka 10 per martyr, 100 per participant

March 19, 2014
Nazrul Islam
Taka 10 per martyr, 100 per participant

Three lakh potential participants; thirty lakh martyrs; 30,000,000 taka donation. That says, 100 taka per participant, and taka 10 per martyr.
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Two Niazis

December 24, 2013
Ahmed Shafee
Two Niazis

What is common between the most honoured sports personality in Pakistan and the most disgraced General?
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Is this 1971 reincarnation?

December 21, 2013
A. Rahman
Is this 1971 reincarnation?

April 1971. The then East Pakistan (the name Bangladesh has yet to be used publicly for fear of reprisal) is in the grip of brutal Pakistani military repression.
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