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]
April 7, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Sri Lanka's foreign minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris announced on Monday that Sri Lanka would not cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the country's civil war. Last month, the UN Human Rights Council voted to launch an investigation into alleged violations ...[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 13, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The main opposition party in Sri Lanka, The United National Party (UNP) released a statement Thursday demanding the Sri Lankan government conduct an investigation into alleged war crimes that occurred during the 26 year Sri Lankan Civil War that ended in 2009. The Sri Lankan government and the ...[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]
February 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A former Bangladeshi minister from the Jatiya party was indicted by a Dhaka tribunal on Sunday for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. Syed Mohammad Qaisar, the former state minister for agriculture during the military rule of General HM Ershad, was arrested ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
In January 2005, the Sudanese government and the southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement signed a historic peace accord and, in the process, laid the foundation for the formation of South Sudan. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement concluded a 21-year civil war between the parties and sought to ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Arjun Mishra
The Sudanese Civil War culminated in an agreement to allow the southern part of the country to succeed if the proposition passed a popular referendum. This was a compromise between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement of the south and the National Congress Party of the north to take a step ...[read more]
January 13, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
US Ambassador Stephen Rapp called Sunday on Sri Lanka to investigate rights abuses by security forces during its civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE). After visiting Sri Lanka on a fact-finding mission, Rapp heard eyewitness accounts of serious human rights abuses and ...[read more]
January 3, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A leader in Bangladesh's main Islamist party was charged on Tuesday in connection with war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. Abdus Subhan, who was arrested last September, was formally charged after Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICTB) conducted an ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.