Tracing the trial of war criminals February 16, 2009Posted by bdoza in BANGLADESH, GOVERNANCE, JUDICIARY, POLITICS.
Tags: 1971, anti-liberation forces, Jamaat-e-Islami, Liberation war, War crimes
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shafique Ahmed yesterday said trial of war criminals is one of the main election pledges of the government. He hinted that steps would be taken to try the war criminals under the International Crime Tribunal Act-1973.
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought help of the United Nations in holding trial of the war criminals, saying prosecuting them has become a national demand.
Leaders of Citizens’ Commissionon Trial of War Criminals called for initiating the trial by forming a special tribunal as per International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973.
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War criminals should be punished even if they belong to Jamaat, BNP and Awami League, Shibir said.
Speakers at a discussion urged the government to form a special tribunal for trial of the war criminals as they said it was a special crime.
The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard A Boucher said the US would not hesitate to provide assistance, if necessary, in trying the war criminals in Bangladesh.
CPB refutes the idea.
Delwar questions the fair trial of the war crimes.
US welcomes the move of the trial of war criminals.
Jamaat plans to say sorry for 1971 political stance, not war crime; sideline controversial leaders; accept trial under UN.
Sector Commanders, intellectuals, lawyers and academicians suggested that the new government form a special tribunall and a commission to try the war criminals and collect evidences of war crimes.
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Regarding trial of war criminals, Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said the government has enough information, data and proofs about the war crimes.He said the government would take steps to try the war criminals. “A tribunal will be formed after an investigation into the crimes.”
Pakistan envoy said ‘Time is not right to try 1971 war criminals’
Shahriar Kabir, Secretary General of Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee said that involvement of UN will make unnecessary delay of the trial.
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Amnesty International welcomes the UN help in war criimes trial
Process of war crimes trial kicks off 8 April, 2009. UN Resident Representative in Bangladesh Ms Renata said mistakes have been made in trials of war criminals in many countries.
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