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5 Mar 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami [party website] party leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman filed a review petition with the country's apex court Thursday against its verdict that upheld the death sentence awarded to him by the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [JURIST news archive] for war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War [GlobalSecurity Backgrounder]. … [read more]


Legal News
3 Nov 2014
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Bangladesh [official website] on Monday upheld the death sentence of Islamist politician Mohammad Kamaruzzaman. The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh [JURIST news archive] convicted Kamaruzzaman last year for committing war crimes including mass murder during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [Global Security backgrounder]. He is assistant … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website; Global Security backgrounder] leader Motiur Rahman Nizami to death for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [Bangladesh News backgrounder] with Pakistan. The former Cabinet minister was tried on charges [AP report] that included genocide, rape, … [read more]


Legal News
24 Oct 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, who was imprisoned for war crimes last year, died on Thursday of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital. Ghulam Azam was 91 when his life support was removed [AP report] at the Bangabandhu Sehikh Mujib Medical University. Azam … [read more]


Legal News
22 Sep 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid [BBC profile] on Monday signed into law the 16th Amendment to the nation's Constitution [text] granting Parliament the ability to impeach Supreme Court [government websites] justices. The signing of the 16th Amendment has been condemned [BDNews24 report] by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) [party website] … [read more]


Legal News
18 Sep 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Bangladesh Parliament [official website] on Thursday unanimously approved an amendment to the nation's constitution [text] granting the parliament authority to impeach Supreme Court [official website] justices. The amendment, backed [AP report] by the ruling Awami League [party website], faced heavy criticism from judges who viewed the change as … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Bangladesh [official website] on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of top Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website; Global Security backgrounder] Vice President Delwar Hossain Sayedee, sentencing him to life behind bars for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [Bangladesh News backgrounder] with Pakistan. Sayedee was … [read more]


Legal News
2 Aug 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] released a report [text] Thursday documenting brutality by Bangladeshi security forces in responding to street protests, resulting in the death of at least 150 protesters and the injury of at least 2,000 since February. Brad Adams, executive director of HRW's Asia Division, urged … [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]


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
15 Jul 2013
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] Prosecutors for the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page] sentenced 90-year-old former leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami Party (JI) [party website; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] on Monday to 90 years in prison for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [Bangladesh News backgrounder]. Ghulam Azam was found … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jun 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [official website] on Monday ordered Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan to be tried in absentia for the murders of 19 intellectuals and 11 crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 independence war. Khan is a US citizen, and Mueee-Uddin is a British Muslim … [read more]


Legal News
12 May 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] Bangladeshi authorities on Sunday arrested Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) [party website, in Bengali] leader AKM Yusuf [official website, in Bengali] on charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. Prosecutors allege that Yusuf helped to train 96 Islamic party activists [bdnews24 report] for … [read more]


Legal News
3 May 2013
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page; JURIST news archive] has indicted Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, a Bangladesh-born UK Muslim leader, for crimes against humanity and genocide including his alleged role in the murder of top intellectuals during the country's 1971 liberation war. Mueen-Uddin is alleged to have been a … [read more]


Legal News
2 Mar 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Friday called on [press release] the government of Bangladesh and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website, in Bengali; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] party leadership to encourage an end to the violence wracking the country. Violence between JI protesters and Bangladesh police erupted [Reuters report] on Thursday … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page] on Thursday sentenced to death Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) [party website, in Bengali; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedee [JURIST news archive]. Following the death sentence, violence [Reuters report] between police and activists from Sayeedee's party ensued throughout the country resulting in … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jan 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The second International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page; JURIST news archive] on Monday sentenced to death 64-year-old televangelist Abul Kalam Azad, also known as "Bachchu Razakar," for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [GlobalSecurity backgrounder]. The ICTB found Azad guilty in absentia of murder, rape, … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jun 2012
by Jamie Davis

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Monday rejected a bail petition from Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) [party website, in Bengali; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedee [JURIST news archive]. Lawyers for Sayeedee asserted that he just had a surgery and needed to be placed on bail [Gulf Times report] … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) [Facebook page] on Monday indicted [BSS report] former Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Abdul Alim on 17 counts of crimes against humanity, making him the seventh high-profile leader to be indicted, Bangladesh's national news agency reported. Alim and other participants in the … [read more]

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