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War Crime Tribunal in Bangladesh Starts Working from Monday

  • Matiur Chowdhury

The law minister, war crimes tribunal judges, investigation agency chief, and some of the members of the agency and the prosecution team on Sunday visited their offices and the courtroom, set up at the old High Court building on the Supreme Court premises.
The tribunal, agency and prosecution team are scheduled to start functioningfrom Monday. State minister for law Quamrul Islam and home secretary Abdus Sobhan Sikder accompanied by the tribunal’s investigation team and prosecutors, met law minister Shafique Ahmed at his residence in the evening to discuss the strategies for the work of the tribunal.
After the meeting, Quamrul told reporters that they had discussed about how the investigation agency or prosecutors would function , the prosecution would be a new experience for them.
‘The agency with suo moto power will collect documents, gathered by individuals, international and local agencies like Sector Commanders’ Forum, in last 39 years after the war of liberation, and will use them as evidence,’ said Quamrul.
He also said that the investigation agency would first work on the identified people suspected to have committed war crimes.

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