November 24, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced a man to death for his role in killings during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war. Mobarak Hossain was a former commander of a collaborators' group of the Pakistani army. Hossian was convicted of killing 33 civilians in the eastern Bangladeshi ...[read more]
November 24, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A military court in Thailand on Monday sentenced web editor Nut Rungwong to four-and-a-half years in jail for publishing an article five years ago that the court ruled defamed the nation's king. Thailand's lese-majeste law, which punishes people who defame, insult or threaten the monarchy, is one ...[read more]
November 3, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Monday upheld the death sentence of Islamist politician Mohammad Kamaruzzaman. The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh convicted Kamaruzzaman last year for committing war crimes including mass murder during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. He is ...[read more]
October 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Motiur Rahman Nizami to death for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. The former Cabinet minister was tried on charges that included genocide, rape, murder and torture, and was ...[read more]
September 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of top Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Vice President Delwar Hossain Sayedee, sentencing him to life behind bars for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. Sayedee was convicted last year on counts of ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Bangladeshi investigators on Tuesday moved the government to ban Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) for its alleged involvement in war crimes occurring during the nation's 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War from Pakistan. Government investigators reportedly obtained evidence that Jammat formed armed ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Addison Morris
Jamaat-e-Islami party (JI) leader AKM Yusuf, died at age 87 on Sunday of cardiac arrest. Bangladeshi authorities arrested Yusuf in May on 13 charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Yusuf became ill while in jail, where we was detained ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Bangladesh government on Thursday executed Abdul Quader Mullah, Assistant Secretary General of the opposition Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party. Mollah was convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICTB) for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and ...[read more]
December 9, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Two UN human rights experts on Monday urged the Bangladesh government to halt the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Mollah, based on concerns that he did not receive a fair trial. The Supreme Court of Bangladesh sentenced Mollah to death without appeal in ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) on Tuesday indicted Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader ATM Azharul Islam on six charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War. Azharul, who is now 61 and serving as the assistant secretary general of JI, maintained his ...[read more]

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