War Crimes Trial

  • Bangladesh: Jamaat leader held for inciting anti-Hindus attacks March 15, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested a sub-district chairman and local leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for inciting attacks on Hindus and temples in southeastern Chittagong as minorities appeared to be targets of past two weeks of violence over 1971 war crimes trial. "Police and (elite anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion) RAB...
  • 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 Jamaat-e-Islami. Following the murder of blogger Rajib who spearheaded the agitation, the gathering has grown manifold and the sentiments have been further galvanised. CNN-IBN'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 secretary-general of Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami 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 Parliament moves to ban Jamaat-e-Islami February 18, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Parliament on Sunday amended the war crimes law to allow the prosecution to try and punish any organisations, including the Jamaat-e-Islami, a significant move that could pave the way for banning the country's largest Islamic party. The move was cheered by tens of thousands of protesters who have...
  • Naomi Campbell to testify in war crimes trial July 11, 2010

    Washington: British supermodel Naomi Campbell has agreed to appear before the war crimes tribunal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. According to a statement from her representative, the 40-year-old runway beauty has been called as "a witness" and "is not being accused of any wrongdoing and is not on...