Of Ban Ki-moon and capital punishment

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, May 11, 2011. 
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A few weeks ago, a spokesperson of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, while cautioning Bangladesh against the impending execution of two war criminals, had this to say about the UN chief’s view of capital punishment: ‘I think it’s clear that the Secretary General opposes the death penalty in all circumstances and has called on those… Read more »

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Mojaheed to walk the gallows for the killing of intellectuals in ’71

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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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