Bangladesh war crimes court to try 2 in absentia Laura Klein Mullen at 6:42 AM ET
[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 leader. Their alleged victims included [Daily Star report] nine teachers, six journalists and three physicians. Both men could face the death penalty for their crimes as leaders of the Al-Badr gang. The men were indicted early in May [JURIST report]. The opening statements have been scheduled for July 15.
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