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Legal News
23 Nov 2015
by Alonso Diaz

Two senior opposition leaders in Bangladesh on Sunday were executed for war crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. One of the men, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, was sentenced for crimes that included murdering Bengali nationalists and pro-liberation intellectuals during his position as second in command … [read more]


Legal News
20 Nov 2015
by Matthew Santiago

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] called on the government of Bangladesh [press release] Friday to stop the execution of two convicted war criminals whom they claim were not afforded a fair trial. On Wednesday the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld [JURIST report] the death sentences of Ali Ahsan Mohammad … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2015
by Gwenyth Gamble

The Bangladesh Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday upheld the death sentences of two opposition leaders who were convicted of war crimes for their involvement in the 1971 Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] against Pakistan. Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, second in command of the Jamaat-e-Islami group, and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury of … [read more]


Legal News
14 Nov 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Bangladesh has asked [VOA report] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] to retract its criticism of the country's execution plans for opposition politicians convicted of war crimes at a local tribunal. In 2013 the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [official website] convicted Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, a senior politician from … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jun 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Bangladesh [official website] on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed for war crimes committed during the 1971 War of Liberation [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] against Pakistan. Mojaheed, the Secretary-General of Jamaat-e-Islami Party (JI) [party website; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] was originally sentenced [JURIST report] by … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive] on Tuesday indicted Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] leader ATM Azharul Islam on six charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War. Azharul, who is now 61 and serving as the assistant secretary general of JI, … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] Syed Mohammad Qaisar, Bangladesh's former state minister for agriculture, was charged on Sunday with 18 war crimes for acts allegedly committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in 1971. Charges were formally filed with the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive], which arrested Qaisar in May. … [read more]


Legal News
4 Nov 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive] on Sunday sentenced two men to death for crimes during the Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in 1971. The court found Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, both members of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] party, guilty of … [read more]


Legal News
10 Oct 2013
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive] on Wednesday indicted Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) [party website] leader Zahid Hossain Khokon in absentia on war crimes charges stemming from the Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] in 1971. The charges include [Daily Star report] genocide, torture, abduction and confinement, … [read more]


Legal News
9 Oct 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive] on Wednesday found Abdul Alim, leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) [party website] in the nation's war for independence in 1971 [Banglapedia backgrounder], guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The tribunal, which … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive] on Monday sentenced Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, a member of parliament for the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) [party website], to death for war crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. Chowdhury is the first member of the BNP … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2013
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Bangladesh [official website] on Tuesday sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant secretary general of the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website; GlobalSecurity backgrounder], to death. This overturned a February ruling by the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page; JURIST news archive], which sentenced Mollah to … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Thursday indicted fundamentalist leader Mir Quasem Ali, on charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 liberation war. Ali, a member of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website, in Bengali; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] central executive committee, was indicted on 14 charges [FE report], … [read more]


Legal News
1 Aug 2013
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] A Bangladesh high court ruled on Thursday that Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website, in Bengali; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] was illegally registered as a political party and therefore cannot bring forward candidates for the country's January 2014 election. The court stated, however, that JI may be re-registered if it amends its charter … [read more]


Professional Commentary
31 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Rana Rizwan Hussain of Hussain & Associates argues that a recent decision by the Lahore High Court is significant for various reasons, most notably for motivating judicial impartiality and strengthening the rule of law..."In a country governed by laws where the rule of law reigns supreme, no … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jul 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] Bangladeshi prosecutors announced Thursday that they are charging the assistant secretary-general of the largest Islamist political party with six war crimes in the 1971 war of liberation. ATM Azharul Islam was required to report to the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) to answer charges of murder, genocide, abduction, torture, … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2013
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] Prosecutors for the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page] on Wednesday sentenced the secretary-general of the Jamaat-e-Islami Party (JI) [party website; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] to death for the kidnapping and killing of people during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [Bangladesh News backgrounder]. Ali Ahsan Mojaheed was found guilty of … [read more]


Legal News
12 Dec 2012
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] Justice Mohammed Nizamul Huq, a judge for the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page] resigned from his position on Tuesday. Huq was the chairman of the tribunal's three-judge panel, and is a Justice for the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh [official website]. His resignation … [read more]


Legal News
5 Oct 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The High Court of England and Wales on Friday approved the extradition [judgment, PDF] of five terror suspects to the US. The court's decision comes a week after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] gave its final approval of the extradition, which it had initially approved … [read more]


Legal News
25 Sep 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Monday finalized its April ruling [JURIST report] to allow the UK to extradite five terror suspects to the US. Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and four other suspects appealed [JURIST report] that ruling … [read more]

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