1971 WAR CRIMES

  • Bangladesh SC gives death penalty to top Jamaat-e-Islami leader for 1971 war crimes September 17, 2013

    Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday handed down death penalty to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami stalwart Abdul Quader Mollah for 1971 war crimes, revising a special tribunal verdict which had sentenced him to life imprisonment. "He is being handed down the capital punishment," said Chief Justice M Muzammel Hossain, as the apex court reviewed...
  • B'desh calls paramilitary forces amid violence, 42 killed March 1, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Friday deployed paramilitary border guards to beef up security after a top Islamist opposition leader was sentenced to death, sparking nationwide riots that killed at least 42 people. "Our troops were deployed in 15 troubled districts in aide of civil administration... BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) has been...
  • Bangladesh: Two killed in fresh clashes February 23, 2013

    Dhaka: Two people were killed on Saturday in continuing violence in Bangladesh as supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party clashed with police while thousands of anti-Islamist protestors vowed to carry on their street campaign demanding death penalty for radical leaders being tried for alleged war crimes. The violence came after four people...
  • Shahbagh protestors are trying to push religion out of Bangladeshi politics: Suhasini Haidar February 18, 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been thronging Shahbagh, a Dhaka landmark, demanding death sentence for 1971 War criminal Abdul Quader Mollah of the JamaateIslami. Following the murder of blogger Rajib who spearheaded the agitation, the gathering has grown manifold and the sentiments have been further galvanised. CNNIBN's senior editor...
  • What the protest over the 1971 War crimes trial in Bangladesh is about February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: When Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant secretarygeneral of Bangladesh's fundamentalist JamaateIslami party, heard the country's apex court sentence him to life imprisonment on Fabruary 4 in the 1971 war criminals' trial, he must have heaved a sigh of relief. 'The Butcher of Mirpur', as he was notoriously referred to...
  • Bangladesh witnesses violence over war crimes trial February 13, 2013

    Dhaka: Several people were injured on Wednesday after violence gripped the Bangladeshi capital following fundamentalist JamaateIslami activists' violent protests at several places to protest the ongoing 1971 war trials. Angry at the sentencing of JI's assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Mollah by a special tribunal which found him guilty of war...