Category: Jamat-e- Islami

WAR CRIMES CHARGES Probe on Ghulam Azam starts

Ref:Investigators from the International War Crimes Tribunal have reached Brahmanbaria to gather evidence of alleged war crimes against former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam.

A three-member team led by additional police superintendent Matiur Rahman spoke to deputy commissioner Abdul Mannan on Sunday. Read more →

HC rejects writ challenging crimes tribunal

Ref:The High Court (HC) on Monday rejected the writ petition filed earlier challenging the First Amendment to the Constitution and some sections of the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973 under which the war crimes trial is being held.

An HC bench of Justice MA Wahab Miah and Justice Quazi Reza-ul Hoque rejected the petition, considering that it was not placed before the court for hearing. Read more →

Jamaat leaders seek repeal of first amendment

Source:Two detained leaders of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami have petitioned the High Court to revoke the first amendment to the constitution that paved the way for war crimes trial.

In the writ petition, assistant secretaries general Mohammad Kamaruzzaman and Abdul Quader Molla, suspected war criminals, also sought repeal of some sections of the International Crimes Tribunal Act, terming them inconsistent with the constitution. Read more →

EC flip-flops on own law

Ref: Breaching the law on political parties’ registration, the Election Commission yesterday decided to give ruling Awami League and 16 other political parties two more months to submit their financial transaction reports.

EC officials explained the decision as a step to “avert possible conflict” with the parties that did not submit their financial reports before deadline. Read more →

Tribunal hears Monday petition for showing Jamaat bigwigs arrested for war crimes

Ref: In its first hearing on Monday, the International Crimes Tribunal issued arrest warrants against four Jamaat-e-Islami top leaders.

The warrants were issued against Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami, secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, assistant secretary generals Mohammed Kamaruzzaman and Abdul Quader Molla for alleged crimes against humanity during 1971. Read more →

No Jamaat on constitution review panel

Ref:Jamaat-e-Islami will not be included in the all-party committee to be formed this week to review the constitution, chief whip Abdus Shahid says.

“The committee will have 15 members, including one from the main opposition BNP. There will be no Jamaat member since it is the part of BNP,” he told on Monday.

Shahid said committee would be formed by Thursday. Read more →

No bar to sending cases filed for crimes in ’71

Reviewing cases filed against Jamaat-e-Islami leaders with different police stations in connection with crimes in 1971, the home ministry yesterday found no legal bar to sending the cases to the International Crimes Tribunal for trial.

However, the investigation officers of the cases would decide whether to have the trials at the tribunal. Once the IOs appeal to the tribunal to take the cases, the tribunal can decide, said home ministry sources. Read more →