Activists of students and youth wing of Awami League held with Bombs and Arms

Leaders of Chattra league and Jubo League, associates of ruling party Bangladesh Awami League, have been detained with petrol bombs and other firearms along with many miscreants at various places of the country including the capital Dhaka. A complaint has arisen that police are releasing them soon after being caught.

Editors Council criticises government interference

Dhaka: Editors Council, an organization of editors of highest-circulation newspapers in the country, said on 24 February that directives regarding programmes and news in the media intervene with the freedom of expression.

Hasina unleashes state-terror

Dhaka: In Bangladesh, opposition 20-party alliance’s non-stop transport blockade, fuelled by numerous grievances of the long suffering public all over the country, has morphed the protest movement into an avalanche of unceasing unrest. In response, the widely unpopular government of Sheikh Hasina has unleashed a state terror, in which police and other forces are actively involved

Lord Carlile’s letter to the Bangaldesh High Commissioner: Halt controversial execution order

07 Novemebr, 2014: Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC  issued a letter which he sent to the Bangladesh High Commissioner in London. I write to you to express my

US government calls for halt to Kamaruzzaman execution

In a move that I would gauge will be far from popular amongst many/most in Bangladesh, the United States has called for a halt to the execution of the Jamaat-e-Islami leader Kamaruzzaman. It did so through a statement given by its Ambassador-at-large for Global Criminal Justice, Stephen Rapp a couple of hours ago.

Halt Execution of War Crimes Accused

(New York) – The death sentence against Muhammed Kamaruzzman, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence, should immediately be stayed. Kamaruzzman should be granted a right to appeal against the death sentence.

Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal: unfair trials and death penalty will not bring justice

On 3 November, the Bangladeshi Supreme Court upheld the verdict in the case of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, thereby confirming the death sentence imposed by the lower court. This controversial judgment is the latest in a series of

Give Kamaruzzaman his full right – Lord Avebury

The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)  has sentenced two senior Jamaat leaders including its chief to death , and in a third case, that of Mohammad Kamaruzzaman , an Assistant Secretary-General of Jamaat, the Supreme Court    reaffirmed the death sentence passed earlier by the ICT. A former editor of a newspaper, Mr Kamaruzzaman, in the past visited the UK as a guest of the FCO.

It will be illegal to hang Kamaruzzaman before written verdict – Mahbub Hossain

Dhaka, 5 November: Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, the defence lawyer of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman said that it will illegal to execute

Bangladesh: Overturn death sentence for war crimes politician

Bangladesh must immediately impose a moratorium on executions as a first step towards abolition of the death penalty and ensure that political interference does not mar judicial processes, Amnesty International said after the confirmation of two fresh death sentences over two days.