Bangladesh Is Vanishing The Opposition

When the plainclothes police came for Mir Ahmad bin Quasem, they didn’t even give him time to put on his shoes. According to his wife, at around 11 p.m. on Aug. 9, the young lawyer was dragged down the steps of their first-floor apartment in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, and into an unmarked van. Their two young daughters ran behind, screaming.

Victim families called for Justice , Indiscriminate state terror continues unabated

Dhaka: The family members of the victim of extra judicial killing in Bangladesh by various security forces have appealed to the International Criminal Court to take intiative to secure justice for the victims. Extrajudicial executions in police custody in the name of “crossfire” or “gunfight” killings have seen a spike in recent weeks. More than 29 opposition people, mostly students, have...

Alarming campaign of killing and arrest spreads fear

Dhaka, Bangladesh – An alarming rise in the number of killings of political activists in Bangladesh since disputed parliamentary polls has left grassroots campaigners across the country fearing for their lives.

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.

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.