March 25, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Bangladeshi investigators on Tuesday moved the government to ban Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) for its alleged involvement in war crimes occurring during the nation's 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War from Pakistan. Government investigators reportedly obtained evidence that Jammat formed armed ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Addison Morris
Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) leader AKM Yusuf, died at age 87 on Sunday of cardiac arrest. Bangladeshi authorities arrested Yusuf in May on 13 charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Yusuf became ill while in jail, where we was detained ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A court in Bangladesh sentenced 14 men to death on Thursday for their involvement in a 2004 arms smuggling operation. Among the individuals sentenced was Matiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party. In addition, the 14 included former deputy interior minister, ...[read more]
January 3, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A leader in Bangladesh's main Islamist party was charged on Tuesday in connection with war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. Abdus Subhan, who was arrested last September, was formally charged after Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICTB) conducted an ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Bangladesh government on Thursday executed Abdul Quader Mullah, Assistant Secretary General of the opposition Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party. Mollah was convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICTB) for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and ...[read more]
December 9, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Two UN human rights experts on Monday urged the Bangladesh government to halt the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Mollah, based on concerns that he did not receive a fair trial. The Supreme Court of Bangladesh sentenced Mollah to death without appeal in ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Tuesday indicted Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) 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, maintained his ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Max Slater
The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Sunday sentenced two men to death for crimes during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. The court found Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, both members of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party, guilty of abducting and murdering 18 ...[read more]
September 17, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant secretary general of the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), to death. This overturned a February ruling by the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB), which sentenced Mollah to life in prison for crimes... ...[read more]
September 5, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
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) central executive committee, was indicted on 14 charges, ...[read more]

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