War Crimes Trial

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 (Pakistanā€™s military leader),Ā 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 couldnā€™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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Pakistan is rightly told off, but…

December 21, 2013
Irfan Chowdhury
Pakistan is rightly told off, but…

It is audacious and off limits, and importantly it shouldnā€™t have been an issue for them to be concerned. Specially if, as often claimed, they wanted ā€˜the relationshipā€™ between
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Envisioning a victim-centred war crimes tribunal

December 18, 2013
M. Sophia Newman
Envisioning a victim-centred war crimes tribunal

My friendā€™s father used to tell a story from the war: He was a teacher at a university in Dhaka, housed in the campus residence hall, in 1971. One day, he heard Pakistani soldiers talking
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