WAR CRIMES

  • Bangladesh protests Pakistan resolution over 1971 war crimes trial 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday issued a diplomatic note to Pakistan strongly protesting a recent resolution of its provincial assembly that criticised the conviction of Islamabad-backed war criminals accused of genocide during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. "It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for crimes during 1971 war against Pakistan October 29, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e- Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was on Wednesday sentenced to death by a special tribunal for his role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971, triggering fears of violence. "He shall be hanged by neck until he is...
  • Sri Lanka hires Pakistani lawyer for UN rights probe May 19, 2014

    Colombo: Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said in Colombo on Monday. Aitzaz Ahsan, a 70yearold Pakistani legal expert, was in Colombo last week for...
  • Sri Lankan President orders release of all Indian fishermen in custody March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As a goodwill gesture for India's decision to abstain from voting against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed his government to release all Indian fishermen in their custody. The arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka is a poll issue...
  • News 360: War crimes resolution against Sri Lanka passed at UNHRC March 27, 2014

    The US-backed resolution seeking international probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka was passed by 23 countries at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday. ...
  • India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC March 27, 2014

    Geneva: India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. Even as India refrained from voting against its neighbour, the resolution was passed with the support of 23 nations. A tweet from the Ministry of External Affairs...
  • AIADMK releases its manifesto, says will ensure justice in SL war crimes March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Saturday released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party in its manifesto said that it will ensure justice in Sri Lankan war crimes through the International Court of Justice and will also do work for the welfare...
  • BIMSTEC Summit : PM to meet Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sheikh Hasina March 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold dialogue with his Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar, which could be his last official foreign visit. This comes as another vote is expected at the UN Human Rights Council this month in Geneva...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to meet Sri Lankan President in Myanmar March 4, 2014

    Naypyidaw: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold dialogue with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Myanmar, which could be his last official foreign visit. This comes as another vote is expected at the UN Human Rights Council this month in...
  • Sri Lanka deports arrested Indian journalist December 29, 2013

    Colombo: An Indian journalist, arrested in Sri Lanka while filming military installations in a former LTTE stronghold without media credentials, was deported on Sunday. Thamil Prabakaran, a 24yearold Tamil Nadu resident, was deported this evening, police spokesman Ajith Rohana said. "He was sent back on the Chennai flight which left...
  • 21 killed in Bangladesh violence after Jamaat leader's hanging December 15, 2013

    Dhaka: The death toll in violence across Bangladesh triggered by the execution of a top JamaateIslami leader has risen to 21, prompting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to issue a stern warning saying, "We know how to control you." Abdul Quader Mollah, known as the "Butcher of Mirpur" for atrocities committed during...
  • Bangladesh executes Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader for war crimes December 12, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected his lastminute appeal, officials said. The death threatened to spark new violence ahead of national elections next month. Sheikh Yousuf Harun, chief government administrator in Dhaka, said Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged at...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader Mollah to be hanged after midnight December 10, 2013

    Dhaka: Authorities in Bangladesh said on Tuesday they were ready to execute a leader of the country's largest Islamic party who was convicted of war crimes. Inspector General of Prisons Mainuddin Khandaker said Abdul Quader Mollah of the opposition JamaateIslami party would be hanged shortly after midnight at Dhaka's Central Jail. Mollah's...
  • UK PM calls for an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka November 16, 2013

    Colombo: British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. "Sri Lanka has a prosperous future. It should mean freedom for media. It means credible and transparent investigation into allegations of war crimes, said Cameron at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting...
  • CHOGM to begin amid allegations of rights violations by Sri Lanka November 14, 2013

    The absence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterparts from Canada and Mauritius has cast a shadow over the threeday CHOGM summit that begins on Friday amid allegations of human rights violations against the Tamils in Sri Lanka's war against the LTTE. Unfazed by repeated references to the "war crimes"...
  • Khurshid to leave for Colombo to attend CHOGM today November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as protests have increased over India's participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is all set to leave for Colombo on Wednesday to attend the meet. Prime Minister Manmohan had decided to skip the meet earlier amidst protests. Meanwhile, the Tamil...
  • TN assembly passes resolution demanding India fully boycott CHOGM November 12, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding India to completely boycott CHOGM summit in Colombo. Slaming the Centre's decision to participate in the Commonwealth Summit "ignoring" the sentiments of Tamils, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa moved a resolution in a special session of the state assembly demanding...
  • Jayalalithaa moves resolution in TN assembly to fully boycott CHOGM November 12, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday moved resolution in special assembly session demanding India boycott CHOGM completely. The assembly had passed a similar resolution earlier as well. The assembly stressed that they do not want even External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to attend the meeting. Earlier in...
  • PM writes to Lanka President, explains reasons for skipping CHOGM November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh has written a letter to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressing regret for not attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM). According to sources, the PM in his letter has said that he respects the value of CHOGM but there are compelling reasons because...
  • PM not attending CHOGM won't affect IndiaSL relations: Khurshid November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision of not attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka. He has said that it won't affect the IndiaSri Lanka relations, and such calls have been taken in the past as well taking...
  • PM skips CHOGM meet in Sri Lanka, DMK chief expresses relief November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday expressed relief after the Centre decided that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not go to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM). Karunanidhi, however, said the participation of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in the event was debateable. Earlier, Karunanidhi...
  • Jayanthi joins the chorus against PM's visit to Sri Lanka for CHOGM November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The controversy over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's proposed visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting (CHOGM) refuses to die with Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Monday requesting him to skip the summit over alleged war crimes and atrocities against Tamils in the island nation....
  • Bangladesh sentences two men to death for war crimes November 4, 2013

    Dhaka: A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Sunday sentenced to death two Bangladeshis now living abroad for crimes against humanity during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, who lives in Britain, and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, who lives in New York, were found guilty by a...
  • Sri Lanka cannot deny war crimes, says Callum Macrae November 2, 2013

    Callum Macrae, the director of the film, that shows the alleged brutalisation of the LTTE television anchor said Sri Lanka cannot deny war crimes. International rights groups are also putting pressure on India to skip the Summit in Colombo especially after the release of a video by a British...
  • Afghanistan: Rights abusers join presidential race October 9, 2013

    Kabul: Candidates for the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan include former military and militia commanders implicated in serious rights abuses, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. The Afghan government's failure to prosecute or disqualify those responsible for grave crimes underscores the importance of accountability in...
  • Bangladesh war crimes court to deliver verdict on BNP leader on Tuesday September 30, 2013

    Dhaka: A special Bangladeshi tribunal will give its verdict on Tuesday on senior BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury's alleged involvement in war crimes, prompting authorities to intensify security across the nation. The verdict will come 16 months after the highpowered International Crimes Tribunal indicted 64yearold Chowdhury on 23 specific charges of...
  • 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...
  • UN chief takes responsibility for failing to control Syrian war crimes September 12, 2013

    Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart in Geneva on Thursday to discuss Syria issue. ...
  • Sri Lanka investigates British TV footage on rights abuse May 15, 2013

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is investigating a controversial video footage aired by a British Channel accusing the army of war crimes during the final phase of the battle with the LTTE. This was conveyed to European Parliament by Sri Lankan Ambassador to European Union PM Amza on Tuesday, a government...
  • B'desh war crimes: Jamaat leader gets death penalty May 9, 2013

    Dhaka: A top leader of Bangladesh's fundamentalist JamaateIslami was on Thursday sentenced to death for mass murder and "crimes against humanity" he committed during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan, becoming the fourth person to be convicted in the case. A special Bangladeshi tribunal handed down death penalty to Muhammad...