Hamid Mir: A rose not to be taken

July 30, 2013
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Hamid Mir: A rose not to be taken

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir’s recent article in daily Jang, asking for the release of Ghulam Azam, the Bangladesh mastermind of ‘71 war crimes, appeared as a surprise gift for those who witnessed Mir’s photo session in front of Islamabad Press Club demanding Pakistan’s apology for the genocide of 1971. Hamid Mir became a hero in…

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Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

May 14, 2013
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In the 1970s, Henry Kissinger, the former US Secretary of State, said that Bangladesh was a ‘basket case’ an ungovernable and chaotic nation with little prospect of succeeding into a viable nation state. He was wrong, flatly wrong; however there are still some fundamental issues in the country which are stunting the nations economic and…

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Non Resident Bangladeshi Professionals (UK) met the Deputy Prime Minister Mr Nick Clegg

May 12, 2013
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Non Resident Bangladeshi Professionals (UK) met the Deputy Prime Minister Mr Nick Clegg

Non Resident Bangladeshi Professionals (UK), led by its Convenor Dr Debasish Kar, met the Deputy Prime Minister Right Honourable Mr Nick Clegg on Friday, the 10th of May 2013, in his constituency office in Sheffield. The meeting was to update him on the current political situation in Bangladesh, in particular, the heinous acts of terrorism…

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Bloggers Detained in Bangladesh for Alleged Blasphemous Contents

April 2, 2013
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Bloggers Detained in Bangladesh for Alleged Blasphemous Contents

It has been confirmed that the Detective Branch of Bangladesh Police has detained three bloggers- Rasel Parvez, Mashiur Rahman Biplob & Subrata Adhikari Shuvo yesterday night for their alleged write-ups demeaning Islam and Prophet Muhammad. They were initially summoned to the police station and later taken to their home and their laptops, mobile phones and…

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Legal Framework of the ICT and Due Process standards

This post outlines the basic legal framework of the International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh), its institutions, personnel, its processes, standards and fair trial attributes. Pro-71 activists may find this piece useful in addressing and countering some of the misconceptions and criticisms surrounding the ICT’s process. Prepared as an introductory part of a more detailed paper by…

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