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A Miscarriage of Justice in Bangladesh -Ronak D. Desai


Written By: Tojveroul
04/12/2015 14:43 01/12/2015 20:24
Bangladesh

Bangladesh executed two senior opposition leaders earlier this month for perpetrating crimes against humanity during the country’s savage 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid of the....    Full story...

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Rise of religious extremism: the govt owes an explanation


Written By: Tojveroul
30/11/2015 8:16
Bangladesh

THE gun attack on the Italian missionary doctor Piero Parolari, an assistant pastor of the Suihari parish in which he was wounded in the neck in Dinajpur on Wednesday, followed by another attempt on a pastor of the Faith Bible Church in Pabna, on October 5, and the murder of a Japanese....    Full story...

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Bangladesh blocks Facebook and chat apps to stop 'crimes'


Written By: Tojveroul
30/11/2015 12:10 30/11/2015 1:33
Bangladesh

To call things tense in Bangladesh would be an understatement: the country recently executed two high-profile leaders for decades-old war crimes, and ISIS (aka Daesh) claims to have killed an Italian priest. However, its government may have gone....    Full story...

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United Nations statement about war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh


Written By: Tojveroul
29/11/2015 22:22
BD War crime trial

  The execution in Bangladesh on Sunday of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid brings to four the number of people hanged following convictions by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal. Mujahid, leader of Jamat-e-Islami and Chowdhury, of the Bangladesh National....    Full story...

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National Security US criticism grows over Bangladesh war crimes tribunal


Written By: Tojveroul
29/11/2015 0:16
BD War crime trial

  WASHINGTON — The United States is sharpening its criticism of Bangladesh’s tribunal on war crimes after death sentences were upheld this week against two influential opposition leaders. U.S. lawmakers overseeing foreign policy described the tribunal as....    Full story...

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Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani


Written By: Tojveroul
14/12/2015 0:25 27/11/2015 22:49
Bangladesh in Intl. Media

Press briefing notes on Nepal and Bangladesh   Location: Geneva    Date: 24 November 2015 The execution in Bangladesh on Sunday of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid brings to four the number of people hanged following convictions by the....    Full story...

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War crimes act needs reform Say expert int'l lawyers


Written By: Tojveroul
27/11/2015 22:34
BD War crime trial

The law by which the government intends to prosecute people suspected of war crimes during the 1971 liberation war has been criticised by an expert group of international criminal lawyers. The legal opinion, obtained exclusively by The Daily Star, states that the International Crimes....    Full story...

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Govt must explain facts of IS fiction


Written By: Tojveroul
27/11/2015 22:25
Bangladesh

THE conflicting narratives that are being presented to the nation by the Islamic State, the government and the law enforcement agencies in regards to the presence of IS militants, or to the extent of it, in Bangladesh, is only making the whole picture even more obscure for the public, let alone....    Full story...

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Foreigners restrict movements in Bangladesh after ISIS-claimed killings


Written By: Towhid
27/11/2015 10:56
Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Until a few weeks ago, Anne Merton, an Australian, traveled freely around her adopted country, taking a bicycle or rickshaw to work, where she runs a job service in Dhaka’s slums. But for Merton and many others, life in Bangladesh’s crowded capital has....    Full story...

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Can democracy and genocide co-exist in Burma?


Written By: Towhid
26/11/2015 22:42
Human rights

WE HAVE witnessed a momentous and historic event in Burma (Myanmar); the first real glimpses of democracy with the military dictatorship making way for the landslide victory of Nobel peace prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi after over two decades of political exile at an immeasurable personal cost.....    Full story...

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The Failure to Uphold Proper Standards of Justice Will Cost Bangladesh's Apparent Commitment to Ending Impunity and Upholding the Rule of Law Dearly


Written By: Towhid
26/11/2015 21:56
Bangladesh

The commitment to ending impunity and holding those persons accountable who committed the gravest of international crimes is truly admirable. This is a process that the international community should support wholeheartedly. However, the Bangladesh experience is a stark reminder of the dangers of....    Full story...

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A world united against terror : Addressing the route cause


Written By: Towhid
25/11/2015 20:58
International

We unequivocally welcome the unanimous adoption of a UN Security Council resolution urging the world to unite to defeat IS. The move follows the recent ghastly terrorist attacks in Beirut, Paris and Mali that left close to two hundred civilians dead and the rest of the world shocked and....    Full story...

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Legal Status of Bihari community


Written By: Towhid
25/11/2015 20:51 24/11/2015 17:08
International

The Urdu-speaking community living in Bangladesh, popularly known as Biharis, does not refer to a distinct group of people easily identifiable by race, religion or physical characteristics.  The case ofBihari community in Bangladesh is different from the other minority groups. This....    Full story...

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RIGHTS ADVOCACY Offence of 'murder after rape'


Written By: Towhid
24/11/2015 17:03
Law and Order

Having law background, many of us often face the question that whether death penalty has been abolished in Bangladesh after the recent debate concerning Shukur Ali's case. The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 5 May 2015 ruled over the unconstitutionality of certain provisions regarding....    Full story...

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Mehdi Hasan: How Islamic is Islamic State?


Written By: Towhid
26/11/2015 20:44 24/11/2015 16:42
Contemporary Debate

The conventional wisdom suggests a violent reading of the Quran is at the heart of Islamic State's political violence – but it's wrong. It’s difficult to forget the names, or the images, of James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines, Alan Henning and Peter Kassig. The....    Full story...

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