SC upholds death penalty for Mir Quasem Ali

NewsWorld365 - March 8, 2016

Newsworld Desk: Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death penalty for Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. A five-member Appellate Division bench, headed by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, gave the verdict. On 2 November 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 sentenced the Jamaat-e-Islami leader to death for his crimes against humanity in 1971. On 30 November 2014, Mir Quasem Ali filed the appeal with the SC challenging the death penalty.

SC summons two ministers over remarks on CJ 

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Newsworld Desk: MinistersThe Supreme Court Appellate Division on Tuesday summoned liberation war affairs minister, AKM Mozammel Haque and food minister Md Kamrul Islam to explain their comments on chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. The apex court asked the two ministers of the Awami League government to appear in the court on 15 March for their clarification. On Saturday, addressing a roundtable held at BILIA auditorium in the capital city’s Dhanmondi, food minister Md Kamrul Islam expressed his dissatisfaction over the chief justice’s remarks, saying “We can assume what would be the verdict on this case (of Mir Quasem Ali) through […]

N’ganj 7-murder: Deposition deferred for Tarek Sayed’s absence

NewsWorld365 - February 25, 2016
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Newsworld Desk: Witness deposition in two cases over the Narayanganj seven murders has been deferred. One of the accused failed to appear before court which is why the court deferred the deposition. A Narayanganj court on Thursday fixed February 29 to begin the depositions. The missing accused was former army official Tarek Sayeed Mohammad who was missing due to health issues. But the other accused arrested in the cases were present in court. Plaintiff of one of the cases, Bijoy Kumar Paul, went to court, but the other plaintiff Selina Islam Beauty was absent. 35 people, including former city councillor Nur […]

Mir Quasem’s appeal verdict 8 March 

NewsWorld365 - February 24, 2016

Newsworld desk: The Supreme Court Appellate Division on Wednesday fixed 8 March the date for handing down verdict on the appeal of Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali challenging his death penalty on charges of crimes against humanity in 1971. The Appellate Division began the hearing on the appeal on 9 February, and concluded it today (Wednesday). On 28 May and 18 August in 2015, the SC asked the defence and the prosecution to submit the concise statements of the appeal respectively. On 30 November 2014, Mir Quasem Ali filed the appeal with the SC challenging the death penalty awarded to him […]

India executes convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon 

NewsWorld365 - July 30, 2015

India yesterday executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for conspiring in the nation’s deadliest attack, a series of blasts that killed hundreds in Mumbai more than two decades ago. Memon was hanged at Nagpur jail in the western state of Maharashtra on his 53rd birthday after India’s president and Supreme Court rejected 11th-hour appeals for clemency. “It is complete. Yakub Memon was hanged today at 7:00am,” Nagpur police sub-inspector RV Halami told AFP. Memon, a former accountant, was convicted of plotting a series of co-ordinated bomb attacks that rocked India’s financial capital Mumbai in March 1993, killing 257 people and […]

SC upholds death penalty of SQ Chowdhury

NewsWorld365 - July 29, 2015

Newsworld desk: The Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Wednesday upheld death sentence for BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. A four-member Appellate Division bench of SC, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, handed down the verdict. It was for the fifth time, the Supreme Court declared verdict on war crimes. On 1 October, 2013, the International Criminal Tribunal-1 sentenced the BNP leader to death. Later on 29 October, Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury filed an appeal with Appellate Division of the SC challenging the verdict of the ICT-1. The appeal hearing started […]

Gaddafi son sentenced to death over war crimes

NewsWorld365 - July 28, 2015

A court in Libya has sentenced Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of deposed leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution. More than 30 close associates of Col Gaddafi were tried for suppressing peaceful protests during the uprising. Saif al-Islam was not in court, but has previously appeared via video link. He is being held by a former rebel group from the town of Zintan that refuses to hand him over. A Zintani source indicated to the BBC that they would not execute him or hand him over to the court. Former […]

Supreme Court cancels BNP leaders’ bail

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The Supreme Court canceled bail for three BNP leaders and asked them to surrender before a lower court within a week in 52 separate violence cases yesterday. The High Court had granted bail to BNP standing committee member MK Anwar, Adviser to chairperson Abdul Awal Mintoo and Joint Secretary General Aman Ullah Aman. The cases were filed against them with different police stations in and outside Dhaka during the movement enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance after January 5. Scrapping the bail a four-member bench of Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday told the concerned lower courts […]

27 BCL activists arrested, arms recovered

NewsWorld365 - November 22, 2014

Twenty seven activists of Banladesh Chhatra League, the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, were arrested at places adjacent to the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on early Friday for Thursday’s gunfight on the campus that killed one and injured more than 20. Kotwali and Jalalabad police stations and Detective Branch of Sylhet Metropolitan Police arrested them in a combined drive and seized a revolver loaded with 4 bullets and 19 machetes from them, the police said. The Jalalabad police recorded two separate cases on Friday morning accusing some 250 Chhatra League leaders and activists of the gunfight between two […]

Warrant issued against Khoka

NewsWorld365 - October 21, 2014

A Dhaka court on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest against 9 people, including BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka, in a case filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar thana under Explosives Act.Judge Jahirul Haque of Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s court issued the warrant as Khoka and other accused did not appear before the court today. According to the case study, on December 23, 2013, several cocktails were blasted in front of the Election Commission Secretariat. Later, Sub-Inspector Raju Ahmed filed a case with the thana against Khoka and 8 others on December 27.  

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