The ICTB has been controversial since it was established [JURIST report] by Bangladeshi officials in 2010 to investigate and prosecute crimes committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Earlier this week the ICTB sentenced [JURIST report] Abdul Quader Mollah, leader of the Islamist party Jammaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website] to life in prison. In January the ICTB rejected [JURIST report] Mollah's plea for a retrial after he claimed that the trial procedures were compromised. In December, the chairman of the ICTB three judge panel announced [JURIST report] his resignation following allegations of impropriety. In June the ICTB rejected [JURIST report] a bail petition from JI leader and former parliament member Delwar Hossain Sayeedee.
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