1971 war crimes

Bangladesh Prez rejects mercy plea of 2 oppn leaders on death row

Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary-General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, 67, and BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, 66, have been sentenced to death for war crimes.

Nov 21, 2015, 23:01 PM IST

Quamruzzaman's execution 'matter of time', says Bangladesh AG

The execution of Bangladesh's 1971 war crimes convict and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamrazzaman is now "only a matter of time," the country's top law officer today said.

Nov 05, 2014, 19:32 PM IST
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief found guilty of rape, genocide; to be hanged to death

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief found guilty of rape, genocide; to be hanged to death

In what a special Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal called a 'historic' verdict, the head of Jamaat-e-Islmai, Motiur Rahman Nizami, was handed death sentence for 1971 war crimes, sparking fears of fresh violence.

Oct 29, 2014, 13:12 PM IST

Bangladesh Islamist party chief war crimes verdict postponed

A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal deferred its verdict on an Islamist party chief already sentenced to death in a separate case on Tuesday because he is sick, lawyers said.

Jun 24, 2014, 10:10 AM IST

Bangladesh PM Hasina says no further action against Jamaat-e-Islami

Bangladesh`s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said legal obstacles barred her government from pursuing further charges against the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for crimes during the 1971 war as she backed her law minister, under fire for going soft on the Islamists.

May 31, 2014, 21:34 PM IST

Former Bangladesh minister indicted for 1971 war crimes

A Dhaka tribunal Sunday indicted former agriculture minister Syed Mohammad Qaisar on 16 charges, including genocide, torture, murder and rape during the Bangladesh War Liberation in 1971.

Feb 02, 2014, 14:19 PM IST

Another Jamaat leader to face charges for 1971 war crimes

The three-man tribunal was today scheduled to decide whether it will frame charges against Subhan, an alleged leader of a Peace Committee in 1971.

Dec 18, 2013, 19:34 PM IST

Protesters in B`desh express anger over resolutions on Mollah

Hundreds of demonstrates shouting slogans today gathered outside the Pakistan High Commission here demanding the expulsion of its envoy after resolutions were adopted by Pakistan expressing concern over the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah for 1971 war crimes.

Dec 18, 2013, 19:32 PM IST

Jamaat enforces strike in Bangladesh, 1 killed

One person was killed and several others injured on Wednesday in sporadic incidents of violence across Bangladesh, as fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami enforced a 48-hour strike to protest the Supreme Court verdict awarding death penalty to one of its stalwarts for 1971 war crimes.

Sep 18, 2013, 14:29 PM IST

Another Jamaat leader in Bangladesh charged with 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh slapped 6 war crime charges, against fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami man, day after party`s second-highest ranked man was sentenced to death for atrocities during 1971 war of independence.

Jul 18, 2013, 17:47 PM IST

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes

A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal convicted and sentenced a top Islamic party leader to death on Wednesday as his supporters clashed with security forces in different parts of the country.

Jul 17, 2013, 13:02 PM IST

1971 war crime trial: Fresh clashes erupt in Bangladesh, five dead

Five people were killed and 45 others, including two journalists and three policemen, injured in violent clashes between Bangladesh police and activists of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami.

Mar 29, 2013, 23:53 PM IST

Bangla HC orders security for Hindus in violence-hit area

Bangladesh High Court ordered the government to take steps for the security of the minority Hindu community.

Mar 03, 2013, 20:35 PM IST

Violence grips Bangladesh after war crimes verdict, 23 killed

Bangladesh was on the boil on Thursday as at least 23 people were killed in violence after a death sentence was handed down to a top leader of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami.

Feb 28, 2013, 20:20 PM IST

Nationwide protests in B`desh; death for war criminals demanded

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi youngsters on Friday staged a nationwide protest demanding death penalty to 1971 war criminals.

Feb 08, 2013, 21:57 PM IST

Mass protests over war crimes continues in Bangladesh

Mass protests over a "lenient" sentence of a top Jamaat-e-Islami leader for 1971 war crime charges continued for the third consecutive day on Thursday.

Feb 07, 2013, 21:32 PM IST

B`deshi tribunal indicts 1971 war crimes suspect

Chowdhury is also widely accused of running a "torture
cell" at his house in the port city during the liberation war.

Apr 05, 2012, 00:55 AM IST

Apologise for 1971 war crimes: Bangladesh to Pak

Bangladesh, formerly east Pakistan, was created after the Liberation War in December 1971.

Nov 21, 2011, 13:37 PM IST

Bangladesh Islamists to counter 1971 `war crimes` charge

Top leaders of Bangladesh`s Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), who have been detained, have said they will counter the charge of being engaged in targeting unarmed civilians during the 1971 freedom movement.

Jul 06, 2010, 13:40 PM IST