Posts Tagged ‘ NEWS ’

David Bergman: Now and then

February 11, 2014
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David Bergman: Now and then

Bergman never showed how ruthless violence by the two parties Jamaat and BNP before the election have reminded us the atrocities in the liberation war and the need for the war crimes trial.The few people and organizations that Bergman referred in his blogs that were dedicated to find faults in the trial process have rarely…

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February 5th, a reminiscence

February 5, 2014
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February 5th, a reminiscence

Today is 5th February. The entire country roared because Kader Mollah wasn’t given a death penalty. Mass rising (Gonojagoron) started; “Projonmo chatter” was created. Hundreds of thousand people joined that Gonojagoron. Everyone had one demand, death penalty for all war criminals including Kader Mollah, as well as banning the politics of Jamat-Shibir and boycotting them…

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Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin

February 4, 2014
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Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin

Post-election poll funded by USAID and DFID and carried out by US based Democracy International (DI) shows Awami League would have won the January 5 elections with at least a 5.8% margin even if BNP-Jamaat had participated. The poll surveyed 2544 citizens nationwide between January 11 to January 15 and was conducted independently of any…

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ICSF lauds European Parliament’s Resolution

The European Parliament resolution, unlike some of the ill-informed stances recently adopted by some other entities such as the British Parliament or the US Senate, demonstrates a more clear understanding of the situation on the ground.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

November 5, 2013
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The now infamous photograph of Prince Charles being flanked by Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Tanzeem Wasti, shows how the Jamaat movement become routed in British society. Mueen Uddin represents the Jamaat movement in Bangladesh and Wasti, the main Pakistani branch. A quick review of the Princes speech at the opening of the Markfield Institute shows…

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MAJOR SUMMIT WITH IMRF ON BANGLADESH MASS RESCUE

August 7, 2013
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MAJOR SUMMIT WITH IMRF ON BANGLADESH MASS RESCUE

London, Wednesday, August 7. Bangladesh Ministers and other senior figures from the Government, Navy and emergency response services will meet representatives of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) in Dhaka next week to discuss mass rescue operations on or near water. A mass rescue workshop, during which organizations and agencies will share views on search…

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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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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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Walking for Justice

March 26, 2013
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Walking for Justice

A nation started walking in 1971. The country, Bangladesh creed for justice for 42 years. After all these years finally the time has arrived. International Crimes Tribunals (ICT) Bangladesh was set up in 2009 to try the collaborators who helped Pakistani army to commit crimes against humanity.

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