July 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague issued a ruling Tuesday awarding Bangladesh more than 9,700 square miles in the Bay of Bengal, ending a maritime dispute with India that has spanned more than three decades. Bangladesh initiated the arbitral proceedings against India, pursuant to ...[read more]
July 9, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Supreme Court of India ruled Monday that fatwas issued by shariat courts or muftis had no legal sanctity, meaning that there will be no civil or criminal consequences for the defiance of these legal opinions rendered over issues of Islamic law. The court found that it violated citizens' ...[read more]
June 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced eight people to death and six others to life in prison for their roles in a bombing that took place at a New Year's celebration concert 13 years ago. Leader of banned Islamic group Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HuJI), Mufti Abdul Hannan, and a younger brother of ...[read more]
May 11, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) officially charged Abdul Jabbar, a former Jatiya Party lawmaker, with war crimes on Sunday. The charges, which include genocide, come at the conclusion of a year-long probe into allegations against the former member of Bangladesh's parliament. ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
05/31/2010: Pakistan court lifted Facebook ban. 06/06/2010: Bangladesh government lifted Facebook ban after removal of Muhammad caricatures. 02/08/2011: Syria lifted ban on social media sites Facebook, YouTube. 07/05/2012: UN Human Rights Council passed resolution to protect Internet ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Bangladesh's High Court ruled Wednesday that former prime minister Khaleda Zia must stand trial on corruption charges. Zia and three other members of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have been accused of embezzling funds from a charitable trust named after Zia's deceased husband, ...[read more]
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]
March 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia and other members of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) were indicted Wednesday on two corruption charges. Zia and three the other BNP officials have been accused of embezzling funds from a charitable trust named after Zia's deceased ...[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]
February 7, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday that the Bangladesh government needs to prevent garment factory owners from intimidating workers for organizing trade unions and to prosecute any parties responsible for attacks on labor leaders. Workers interviewed by HRW claimed that some managers ...[read more]

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