Category: Jamat-e- Islami

'Arrest of Ghulam Azam anytime'

Ghulam Azam, former Jamaat-e-Islami linchpin, may be arrested anytime on charges of committing crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971, a member of the International Crimes Tribunal’s (ICT) investigation agency has said.Mohammad Abdul Hannan Khan, talking to reporters at Netrakona Circuit House on Friday afternoon, said investigation against him was at the final stage.State minister for law Qamrul Islam told a roundtable in November last year that investigation into war crimes charges against Ghulam Azam was underway. He also hinted at his arrest after investigation.

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Sayedee refused bail

Ref: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has refused bail to major war crimes suspect and top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee.


The tribunal on Wednesday also ordered the police authorities to submit the investigation report on allegations against Jamaat’s executive council member Sayedee by Feb 15 and produce him before the court on Feb 16. Read more →

Report on war-crime charges against Sayedee submitted

Ref: The probe team submitted its report on the war-crime charges against Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee to the International Crimes Tribunal Thursday.


The tribunal was also appealed for keeping Sayedee detained in jail until the submission of final investigation report.
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India involved in intellectual killings, claims Jamaat

Source: India was involved in the killing of intellectuals during the 1971 liberation war, claims Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami. Read more →

Memo to DC aborted: 11 Jamaatis picked up in Chittagong

Ref: Police Tuesday picked up 11 leaders and activists of Jamaat in front of zila parishad market in Laldighipar area on their way to the DC office to submit a memorandum as part of the party’s countrywide political programme.


The arrested persons are Islami Sramik Kalayan Federation General Secretary Abu Taher Khan, Jamaat activists Romjan Ali, Siddikur Rahman, M Yunus, Faruk-e-Azam, Advocate Yusuf A Harun, Lutfar Rahman, Abdul Qauder and Saber, and Shibir activist Jasim Uddin.
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Detained 5 top Jamaat leaders get bail in 10 more cases

Ref: The High Court Sunday granted ad-interim bail to five of the detained top Jamaat leaders in 10 separate cases filed against them on charges of obstructing police duties and torching vehicles.

They are Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami, Secretary-General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, Nayeb-e-Ameer Delawar Hossain Sayedee, Assistant Secretaries-General Mohammad Kamaruzzaman and Abdul Quader Mollah.
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Jamaat office raided again

Ref: The police on Monday have once again raided Jamaat-e-Islami headquarters in the capital’s Maghbazaar.

The law enforcers searched every room of the headquarters, but made no arrest.

The hour-long drive from 6:15 pm was conducted jointly by the Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Branch and Ramna Police.
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Jamaat backs hartal

Jamaat-e-Islami has decided to actively support Tuesday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the main opposition.

Jamaat acting secretary general A T M Azharul Islam made the declaration at a press conference on Sunday, a day after it held a meeting with BNP chief Khaleda Zia.

On Saturday, the party said they would convey the decision after discussing the matter in its party forum.
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6 top Jamaat leaders get bail in cases of pre-hartal violence

Ref: The High Court Sunday granted ad-interim bail to detained six top Jamaat leaders in four separate cases filed against them on charges of obstructing police from discharging their duties and torching vehicles.

The detained leaders are Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami, Secretary-General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, Nayeb-e-Ameer Delawar Hossain Sayedee, assistant secretaries-general Mohammad Kamaruzzaman and Abdul Quader Mollah, and its Dhaka city-unit chief Rafiqul Islam Khan.
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Jamaat defers hartal support

Ref: BNP’s key ally Jamaat-e-Islami have deferred pledging their support for the Nov 30 shutdown.

Jamaat’s stand-in secretary general A T M Azharul Islam told the BNP chief, Khaleda Zia, that he would apprise her of their decision on Sunday after discussing the matter within the party.

Islam, and Jamaat’s acting chief, Maqbul Ahmed, represented Jamaat at the meeting, as its top leaders are currently in jail facing war crimes charges.
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