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Bangladesh: contempt notice against HRW

File photo: Then Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami former chief Ghulam Azam   | Photo Credit: Zia Islam

A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal on Monday served a contempt notice against New York-based rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) to explain why “contempt” of court proceedings should not be drawn against it for raising questions about the verdict against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ghulam Azam. A three-member bench led by Justice ATM Fazle Kabir of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ITC-1) ordered HRW to respond within three weeks. Azam, on July 15, was sentenced to life in prison for 90 years but spared the death penalty due to old age.


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