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Bangladesh’s 13 suspected war criminals

Convicted by the International Crimes Tribunal: Who are they? What did they do?

These are the 13 war crimes suspects convicted by the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh. Sentences have so far reflected the brutality of the charges brought against the accused. These are not civilian criminal cases; they deal with atrocities and human suffering on a scale only comparable to the nation’s bloody war of independence forty years ago.

Abul Kalam Azad (aka Bachchu)
Islamic cleric and former member of Jamaat
Genocide, rape, abduction, confinement and torture.
Tried in absentia.
Convicted in January 2013

Matiur Rahman Nizami
Incumbent chief of Jamaat-e-Islami
Convicted in January 2013

Abdul Quader Mollah (aka the Butcher of Mirpur)
Assistant secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami
Beheading a poet, shooting 344 people and raping an 11 year old girl.
February 5, 2013

Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
Deputy of Jamaat-e-Islami
Genocide, rape and religious persecution
28 February 2013

Muhammad Kamaruzzaman
Assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami
Crimes against humanity
Mass killings, rape, torture and kidnapping.
9 May 2013

Ghulam Azam
1971 Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami
Incitement, conspiracy, planning, abetment and failure to prevent murder.
15 July 2013

Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed
Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami
17 July, 2013

Abdul Alim
BNP Cabinet member
Killed over 600 people (of which 372 Hindus)
October 2013

Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury
Member of Parliament (BNP Party)
Torture, murder and genocide
Convicted on 1 October 2013

Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin
Leader of the Al-Badr militia and BNP Member of Parliament.
Murder of Bangladeshi intellectuals.
Tried in absentia (UK citizen)
3 November 2013

Ashrafuzzaman Khanwas xx
Abduction and killing of 18 independence supporters
Tried in absentia (US citizen)
3 November 2013

Mir Kashem Ali
Head of Diganta Media Corporation
Indicted on 6 September 2013
Trial Ongoing

Miah Golam Parwar
Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami & MP from Khulna
Trial pending

These developments listed above are ongoing. Do not hesitate to update names of the accused and trial outcomes in comments.

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