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.

ICT-2 Death Sentence of Jamaat Leader Kamaruzzaman Upheld by Supreme Court

Death verdict against Jamaat leader Kamaruzzaman upheld by Appellate Division of Supreme Court Jamaat calls two day countrywide hartal in protest for Tuesday and Wednesday Authorities call family to meet Kamaruzzaman for last time Kamaruzzaman’s lawyer, Shishir Mohammad Manir, seeks visit to client to discuss possibility of mercy petition to President The death sentence against Jamaat Assistant...

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.

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.

Kamaruzzaman’s death sentence upheld

Dhaka: The appellate division of Bangladesh Supreme Court had upheld the original death sentence verdict of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman given by International War Crime Tribunal.  This means he could be hanged any day. Meanwhile, Advocate Tazul islam, Lawyer of Mr. Kamaruzzaman told to the media that they are certainly going to file a review petition  against the verdict. A 4 Members appellate bench led...

Jamaat chief sentenced to death in Bangladesh

A controversial tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the country’s Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his alleged role in the deaths of thousands during the nation’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

Bangladesh poised to commit another judicial murder!

Rumours are in the air that Government of Bangladesh is poised to commit yet another judicial killing by upholding the tribunal -2 death penalty verdict against Jamaat leader Muhamamd Kamaruzzaman. The Supreme Court of Bangladesh