Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto must attend all sessions of his trial at the International Criminal Court unless specifically excused, appeals judges said on Friday in a ruling that puts the court at odds with Kenya and the African Union.
Bangladesh on Sunday deployed army in its north as a fresh wave of violence claimed 21 lives, taking the death toll to about 80, in clashes that have rocked the nation since the conviction of Islamist leaders for 1971 war crimes.
Several people were injured today after violence gripped the Bangladeshi capital following fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists` violent protests at several places to protest the ongoing 1971 war trials.
The main opposition BNP is in a quandary over whether to support or oppose the "war crimes" trial launched against those who killed unarmed civilians during the freedom struggle in 1971, says a media report.
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), whose top leaders are expected to be tried for alleged war crimes during Bangladesh`s independence movement, has adopted a wait and watch policy as judges were named for the trial.
Bangladesh has disputed Pakistan`s claim that the issue of trying those who killed unarmed civilians during the run-up to Dhaka`s freedom in 1971 was closed after the 1974 tripartite agreement the two nations signed with India.
Bangladesh has denied reports that it is under pressure from Gulf nations, where millions of its people work, to call off the trial of those who killed unarmed civilians in the run-up to the freedom movement in 1971.