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WAR CRIMES: Law minister rejects demand of trial in third country
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WAR CRIMES: Law minister rejects demand of trial in third country

Online Report: Many intellectuals were killed by Razakars and Al-Badrs at Rayerbazar killing ground prior to the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. The law minister today rejected a suggestion of holding trial of 1971 war crimes in another country, terming it "unrealistic" and "unreasonable". The lawyers of Jamaat-e-Islami leaders who are facing war crimes charges allegedly made the suggestion during their meeting with US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues Stephen Rapp at a hotel in Dhaka last night. Rapp met Law Minister Anisul Huq at the latter's office at Secretariat this morning. When he came out, reporters raised the issue with the law minister. "It is an unrealistic and unreasonable demand," he said. Talking about the meeting, the minister said Rapp has apparently exp...
Tuba MD freed from jail on bail
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Tuba MD freed from jail on bail

Online Report: Managing Director of Tazreen Fashions Delawar Hossain was seen at the High Court on July 21, 2013. Photo: Focus Bangla Tuba Group Managing Director Delwar Hossain, who was in jail in connection with Tazreen Fashions fire case freed on bail this evening. Golam Haidar, deputy inspector general (prison) told The Daily Star that he got necessary papers in hand at around 6:00pm and freed him around 8:00am. The Tuba MD sent to jail on February 9 this year in a case in connection with a fire incident that broke out at his another factory Tazreen Fashions at Ashulia that killed 112 in 2012. The HC bench of Justice Syed AB Mahmudul Huq and Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder on July 24 granted interim bail for two months to Delwar in the case following a bail petition filed by th...