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 »
War Crimes Trial
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 had… Read more »
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.
“April is the cruelest month”
“Sophia,” Ray says in frustration
“I’ve waited 44 years for this justice