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2014-05-20 16:24:11

BRUSSELS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 1971 War of Liberation in Bangladesh remains the template for many of the conflicts that define the late 20th century. At a time when many defenders of human rights were apprehensive that this template was fast being forgotten, the release of the Indian movie Children of War recalls the horrific massacre and genocide and once again reminds the world of the brutalities committed by the Pakistani army in collusion with the...

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2010-05-20 11:28:13

On Thursday, Pakistan blocked access to Facebook and YouTube after it condemned caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. Students and Islamist activist protested against the drawings and denounced the West in an expression of outrage that sparked comparisons with riots across the Muslim world in 2006 over drawings that European newspapers published. The caricatures were put on Facebook by a private user, which was having a competition between members to submit drawings of the Prophet Mohammed....

2008-08-21 06:00:30

Text of report headlined "Khaleda, Tarique denied bail in separate cases" by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 21 August, subheading as carried A Dhaka court yesterday rejected former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail petition in Barapukuria coalmine graft case. Another Dhaka court rejected bail prayer of her elder son BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] Senior Joint Secretary-General Tarique Rahman in a corruption case concerning a fake orphanage trust. Additional Chief...

2008-08-19 21:00:28

MOSCOW. Aug 19 (Interfax) - The Russian Supreme Court has upheld the guilty verdict, handed down to four members of the Islamic Jamaat illegal armed formation, led by Vilsur Khairullin, on charges of carrying out terror attacks in Russia's Volga region. On Tuesday, the court turned down appeals against the verdict passed by the Supreme Court of Tatarstan. The defense lawyers and the defendants claimed that the procedure of court hearings had been violated and requested that the verdict be...

2008-07-16 06:00:21

Text of report headlined "Nizami released on bail: Government, ACC file no appeals against HC order" by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 16 July The Jamaat-e-Islami amir [chief], Matiur Rahman Nizami, was released from jail Tuesday evening [15 July, local time] on a two- month interim bail in the GATCO [Global Agro Trade Company] case, in which all the accused arrested so far, including former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and five of her cabinet colleagues, are still in jail. Nizami...

2008-07-15 00:00:17

Text of unattributed report headlined "Nizami gets two-month bail in Gatco Graft Case" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 14 July The High Court (HC) today granted two month's ad interim bail to detained Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer [chief] Motiur Rahman Nizami in Gatco corruption case. A division bench of Justice Sharif Uddin Chaklader and Justice Md Emdadul Haque Azad passed the order following the Jamaat chief's bail petition. The Anti-Corruption Commission filed...

2006-03-07 02:18:22

DHAKA (Reuters) - The capture of a second top Islamic militant in Bangladesh in less than a week won praise on Tuesday from media, analysts and ordinary citizens fed up with a bombing campaign that began in August and has killed at least 30 people. Siddikul Islam Bangla Bhai was captured on Monday after a gunbattle in a northern district hideout, four days after Shayek Abdur Rahman surrendered following a siege further northeast. The men are respectively the leaders of the outlawed...

2006-02-26 05:49:43

By Mohsin Raza LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to disperse around 100 young Islamists who tried to stage a protest over cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad on Sunday in defiance of a government ban on such rallies in central Pakistan. The government banned public rallies in the central province of Punjab following violent protests earlier this month in the provincial capital Lahore in which two people were killed. Witnesses said police fired tear gas as...

2006-02-26 05:30:22

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to disperse around 100 young Islamists who tried to stage a protest over cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad in defiance of a government ban on such rallies in central Pakistan. The government banned public rallies in the central province of Punjab following last week's violent protest in the provincial capital Lahore in which two people were killed. Witnesses said police fire tear gas as activists of the student wing of...

2006-02-24 06:32:42

By Mohsin Raza LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities detained the head of the country's main Islamist opposition alliance on Friday for the second time in a week to prevent him from leading protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. Demonstrations against the cartoons were held in several cities and towns across Pakistan following a call from Qazi Hussain Ahmed's six-party Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) alliance. But the number of participants was small by Pakistani...


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