Bangladesh Liberation War http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27070/all en Islamic cleric sentenced to death for Bangladesh war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/islamic-cleric-sentenced-death-bangladesh-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Serajul Quadir</p> <p>DHAKA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal sentenced a popular Islamic televangelist to death on Monday, the first verdict by the controversial body set up to probe abuses during the country's bloody struggle for independence.</p> <p>Abul Kalam Azad, a former member of Bangladesh's biggest Islamist party, was found guilty of torture, rape and genocide during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971. Police believe he fled to Pakistan last April and he was tried in absentia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/islamic-cleric-sentenced-death-bangladesh-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War Disaster Islam Razakar Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:45:50 +0000 5737142 at http://www.globalpost.com Scores hurt as Islamists take to Bangladesh streets over tribunal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/scores-hurt-islamists-take-bangladesh-streets-over-tribunal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DHAKA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - At least 50 people including policemen were injured in Bangladesh on Monday as Islamist activists protested against the prosecution of their leaders on charges stemming from a war of independence 40 years ago, police and witnesses said.</p> <p>Protesters set off crude explosives and threw bricks at police who tried to disperse them with teargas, batons and some shots in the air, witnesses said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/scores-hurt-islamists-take-bangladesh-streets-over-tribunal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bangladesh Liberation War Disaster Islam Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:15:15 +0000 5740374 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Scores hurt as Islamists take to Bangladesh streets over tribunal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-scores-hurt-islamists-take-bangladesh-streets-over-tri <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail, comment)</p> <p>By Anis Ahmed</p> <p>DHAKA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - At least 50 people including policemen were injured in Bangladesh on Monday as Islamist activists protested against the prosecution of their leaders on charges stemming from a war of independence 40 years ago, police and witnesses said.</p> <p>Protesters set off crude explosives and threw bricks at police who tried to disperse them with teargas, batons and some shots in the air, witnesses said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-scores-hurt-islamists-take-bangladesh-streets-over-tri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bangladesh Bangladesh Liberation War Disaster Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:30:52 +0000 5740414 at http://www.globalpost.com Deadly riots ahead of Bangladesh war crimes verdict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/deadly-riots-ahead-bangladesh-war-crimes-verdict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A man was burned to death as riots rocked Dhaka ahead of a verdict Tuesday against a senior Islamist opposition official accused of genocide during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Molla, 64, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, could be sentenced to death by the controversial International Crimes Tribunal following charges of rape, genocide and murder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/deadly-riots-ahead-bangladesh-war-crimes-verdict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War International criminal law Islam AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 04:15:24 +0000 5745980 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Bangladesh politician sentenced to life for war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/urgent-bangladesh-politician-sentenced-life-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Bangladeshi court sentenced a senior Islamist opposition official to life in prison Tuesday for mass murder and crimes against humanity during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth highest ranked leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.</p> <p>kk-sa/co/jw</p> Bangladesh Liberation War Islamist groups Political geography AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:00:26 +0000 5746075 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh politician sentenced to life for war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bangladesh-politician-sentenced-life-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Bangladeshi court sentenced a senior Islamist opposition official to life in prison Tuesday for mass murder and crimes against humanity during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth highest ranked leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/bangladesh-politician-sentenced-life-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War Criminal law International criminal law AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:30:34 +0000 5746096 at http://www.globalpost.com Riots erupt as Bangladeshi Islamist sentenced to life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/riots-erupt-bangladeshi-islamist-sentenced-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Riots broke out in several Bangladesh cities on Tuesday after a court sentenced a senior Islamist opposition official to life in prison for mass murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/riots-erupt-bangladeshi-islamist-sentenced-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War International criminal law International relations AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:45:17 +0000 5746127 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to life in prison for war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/bangladesh-islamist-sentenced-life-prison-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anis Ahmed</p> <p>DHAKA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal sentenced a senior leader of the country's biggest Islamist party to life in prison on Tuesday, the second verdict in trials that have reopened wounds about the country's independence war and sparked riots.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Mollah was found guilty of charges including murder, rape, torture and arson during Bangladesh's war to break away from Pakistan in 1971.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/bangladesh-islamist-sentenced-life-prison-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War Disaster Islam Razakar War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:00:26 +0000 5746172 at http://www.globalpost.com Riots as Bangladesh war court jails Islamist for life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/riots-bangladesh-war-court-jails-islamist-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Deadly riots broke out in Bangladeshi cities on Tuesday after a court sentenced a senior Islamist opposition leader to life in prison for mass murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/riots-bangladesh-war-court-jails-islamist-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War Disaster International relations Labor Political geography Politics Social Issues War AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:01:21 +0000 5746226 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Bangladesh Islamist gets life for 1971 war crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-bangladesh-islamist-sentenced-life-prison-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Second verdict in trials concerning 1971 independence war</p> <p>* Police clash with demonstrators in capital, other cities</p> <p>* Jamaat party denounces tribunal, enforces national strike (Adds more deaths, troops deployed)</p> <p>By Anis Ahmed</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-bangladesh-islamist-sentenced-life-prison-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Bangladesh Liberation War Disaster Islam Islamist groups War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:45:31 +0000 5746319 at http://www.globalpost.com Riots as Bangladesh war court jails Islamist for life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/riots-bangladesh-war-court-jails-islamist-life-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Deadly riots broke out in Bangladeshi cities on Tuesday after a court sentenced a senior Islamist opposition leader to life in prison for mass murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.</p> <p>Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/riots-bangladesh-war-court-jails-islamist-life-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bangladesh Liberation War Disaster Political geography AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:46:09 +0000 5746600 at http://www.globalpost.com Protesters demand death for Bangladesh war crimes Islamist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/protesters-demand-death-bangladesh-war-crimes-islamist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anis Ahmed</p> <p>DHAKA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bangladesh on Wednesday to demand the execution of a leader of the country's biggest Islamist party after he was sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict.</p> <p>The sentencing of Abdul Quader Mollah by a war crimes tribunal on Tuesday for charges including murder, rape and torture was the second verdict in trials that have reopened the wounds of Bangladesh's struggle to break away from Pakistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/protesters-demand-death-bangladesh-war-crimes-islamist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War Entertainment Islam Razakar Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:30:16 +0000 5747739 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh approves law to swiftly execute war criminals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/bangladesh-approves-law-swiftly-execute-war-criminals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bangladesh's cabinet approved on Monday changes to war crime laws to ensure opposition leaders on trial for alleged atrocities during the nation's 1971 independence war can be swiftly executed if convicted.</p> <p>The move came amid huge demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of people in Dhaka for the past seven days calling for quick executions of the 10 alleged war criminals currently being tried on such charges as genocide and rape.</p> <p>Two others have already been convicted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/bangladesh-approves-law-swiftly-execute-war-criminals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Liberation War Business Hospitality Law Political geography Politics AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:46:01 +0000 5752776 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh falls silent for execution of war criminals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/bangladesh-falls-silent-execution-war-criminals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Much of Bangladesh fell silent for three minutes on Tuesday as part of a growing mass public campaign to demand the execution of defendants who are being tried for war crimes by a domestic tribunal.</p> <p>Government offices emptied while shopkeepers closed for business to stand on the sides of the normally bustling streets of Dhaka at 4:00pm (1000 GMT). Similar scenes were repeated in other towns and cities across the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/bangladesh-falls-silent-execution-war-criminals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bangladesh Liberation War Law Political geography AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:30:37 +0000 5753572 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh war crimes trials reopen old wounds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/bangladesh-war-crimes-trials-reopen-old-wounds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When Ranajit Rinku heard the "Butcher of Mirpur" had been jailed for life for mass murder during Bangladesh's liberation war, he couldn't believe a man with so much blood on his hands could escape the gallows.</p> <p>Like most Bangladeshis, Rinku had been taught that the nine-month conflict was one of the deadliest in history, with an estimated three million people killed by the Pakistani military and their local militia allies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/bangladesh-war-crimes-trials-reopen-old-wounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bangladesh Bangladesh Liberation War Government Human Interest Social Issues Technology War AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:26:18 +0000 5755968 at http://www.globalpost.com