Posts Tagged ‘ 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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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 12 Comments »

To stop violence, grieve like Rwandans

April 12, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
To stop violence, grieve like Rwandans

Twenty years ago this week, Rwanda erupted into genocidal violence. Across the hillysub-Saharan nation, members of the Tutsi ethnic minority died
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Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

Witness to history

February 5, 2014
Hammad Ali
Witness to history

It was a year ago today. Like many others, I vividly remember where I was at that moment. On 5th February 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal
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Posted in 1971, Shahbagh Movement | 9 Comments »

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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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 15 Comments »

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 shouldn’t have been an issue for them to be concerned. Specially if, as often claimed, they wanted ‘the relationship’ between
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 21 Comments »

Envisioning a victim-centred war crimes tribunal

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

My friend’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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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 7 Comments »

1971 and the expatriate war criminals

November 8, 2013
Julian Francis
1971 and the expatriate war criminals

I have been following the war crimes trials since they started and I was wondering what would happen if Bangladeshis who are now foreign nationals are found guilty of murder and crimes against humanity.
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Posted in 1971, Uncategorized, War Crimes Trial, War and conflict | 12 Comments »

Hanging the traitors may not be enough

October 3, 2013
Md. A Hossain
Hanging the traitors may not be enough

Many people are happy that the alleged war criminals are being tried and awarded death sentences, and rightly so.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 16 Comments »

To be or not to be

October 2, 2013
Syed Bashir
To be or not to be

BNP stands for Bangladesh Nationalist Party. It was founded by one of the leading freedom fighters of 1971, Ziaur Rahman.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 14 Comments »

Isolated and cornered

August 2, 2013
Syed Bashir
Isolated and cornered

The High Court’s order cancelling the registration of the Jamaat-e-Islami has left the party with not many options. Specially if the Supreme Court turns down
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 5 Comments »

Crime and punishment

July 28, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Crime and punishment

Not guilty. Innocent, but executed. Guilty, but not executed.
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Posted in 1971, International, Law and Justice, Politics | 34 Comments »

Ghulam Azam and the politics of verdict

July 16, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Ghulam Azam and the politics of verdict

So finally Ghulam Azam got sentenced. There was never any question about his guilt. As the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1971, he did his best to
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, War Crimes Trial | 29 Comments »

The Economist and the war crimes trial in Bangladesh

April 4, 2013
Rabiul H. Zaki
The Economist and the war crimes trial in Bangladesh

I was bamboozled, to say the least, when I started to read the article “Justice in Bangladesh: Another kind of crime. Bangladesh’s war-crime tribunal is sullying its judicial and political systems” published in The Economist
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Posted in 1971, Media, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 3 Comments »

Dig two graves

April 3, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
Dig two graves

“He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself” That is what an old Chinese proverb says. After years of wandering about the world, going through the war of independence during my youth back in 1971, living and nearly dying in a chaotic post-independence Dhaka, living in...
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics, Religious Extremism, Shahbagh Movement, War Crimes Trial | 11 Comments »

Shahbagh and bloggers: From allies to enemies?

April 3, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Shahbagh and bloggers: From allies to enemies?

Shahbagh will be remembered as the great emotional outburst of several generations for a cause that stirred many. It came about as a result of dissatisfaction with the verdict of the ICT which was seen by most as a formality
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Poverty, Religious Extremism, War Crimes Trial | 10 Comments »

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