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.

Independent report concludes: ICT is flawed and below international standard

February 17:  An independent report by Geoffrey Robertson QC into the proceedings of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Bangladesh was recently published. The report is the first of its kind and concludes that the Tribunal’s Procedures fall seriously short of international standards.

The lying Awami Minister Caught red-handed

The visiting delegation from the European Union has expressed their disgust at the remark of the State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam in which he claimed that the European Union has expressed no concern over the human rights situation in Bangladesh. He made the claim during his press conference at his Ministry on Wednesday the 18th February after having held a meeting

Avijit’s murder: Government hand discovered

Dhaka: Information Minster Hasanul Haq Inu and other fellow bloggers were behind the killing of Avijit, according to a details report published on Newsbd7.com, an online Bangladeshi news portal.  In an evidence-rich, in-depth invesigative report the portal stated that, initial planning for the killing of Avijit took place in the house of Arafat A Rahman, a lecturer of the Independent

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...

SC releases full verdict of Kamaruzzaman

The Supreme Court on Monday 2 march released the full verdict upholding the death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman in a war crimes case. Earlier in the day, all the four SC judges, who had delivered the verdict on November 3 last year by a majority decision, signed the 577-page judgment.

Bangladesh orders top Jamaat leader to hang, fuelling unrest

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal ordered the execution of a senior Islamist leader Wednesday after convicting him of atrocities during the country’s 1971 independence war, triggering violence outside the court.

Arrest warrant issued for Khaleda Zia

Feb 25 (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court issued arrest warrants on Wednesday for former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, an action likely to escalate tension fuelling anti-government protests in which already more than 100 people have been killed in the past month.

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.

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.