Paula Aziz

Shahbagh thoughts

February 19, 2013
Shahbagh thoughts

Bangladesh has never been so positive, so neutral and so united, at least not in my lifetime. It was February 5 when it started; when the verdict against Quader Mollah went against public expectation. Read more »

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Peter Custers

Letter from Europe: Projonmo Chattar

February 18, 2013
Letter from Europe: Projonmo Chattar

In Support of the People’s Protests Fuelled from Shahbagh.

The Bengali spring has arrived; the gloom of winter has finally been removed. Read more »

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Lalon Sander

Shahbagh, it is time to get political

February 18, 2013
Shahbagh, it is time to get political

I am tired of Shahbagh activists claiming they are not political. The truth is they are immensely political. What they mean, I believe, is that they are not party-affiliated Read more »

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ABM Nasir

Presidential pardon and war crimes convicts

February 20, 2013
Presidential pardon and war crimes convicts

When Charles Taylor was being handed down the verdict on 11 counts of war crimes and crime against humanity, Taylor’s defence attorney charged the prosecutors and the judges of the Special Court for Sierra Leon as saying: Read more »

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Bina D'Costa

Of trials and errors: International vs. national — challenges and opportunities

February 17, 2013
Of trials and errors: International vs. national — challenges and opportunities

I want to add one point regarding the climate around the war crimes trials. There will be accusations that this is a politicised process Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

What led to Rajib’s Shahbagh?

February 16, 2013
What led to Rajib’s Shahbagh?

On October 16, 2011, we had written a piece (Bloggers (Asif and the likes): An emerging third force in politics?) on the activities of bloggers contesting the power relationships. Read more »

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Saad Z Hossain

Return of the silent majority

February 15, 2013
Return of the silent majority

We are a country inundated with political rallies. From my office window in Motijheel I’ve seen AL rallies, BNP rallies, Jamaat rallies, stock market investors’ protests, communist marches Read more »

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Julian Francis

Shahbagh thoughts

February 14, 2013
Shahbagh thoughts

“Why have you come here today”, asked a young woman at Shahbagh last Friday. “What do you think of it all”, he added. I replied, “I came to absorb the atmosphere here and I think that this is an important part of the history of Bangladesh.” Read more »

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Syed Rajib Imteaz and Asif Farooq

Shahbagh Chottor: A definite message

February 13, 2013
Shahbagh <em>Chottor</em>: A definite message

The message delivered in Projonmo Chottor by the youth of Bangladesh may seem pretty straightforward: an outcry for the capital punishment for the war criminals of 1971. Read more »

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