Erdoğan calls execution of Bangladeshi opposition leader a ‘historic mistake’

The Turkish prime minister has condemned the execution of an opposition leader in Bangladesh, calling More »

Bangladesh hangs opposition leader

Abdul Quader Mollah execution is the first for crimes related to the country’s 1971 war More »

24 Hours to Stop State Murder in Bangladesh

It is widely anticipated that the Bangladesh government will execute opposition politician Abdul Qader Mollah More »

British lawyers criticise Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/13/lawyer-criticises-bangladeshi-tribunal More »

Odhikar: Assembly of Hefazate Islam in Bangladesh and Human Rights Violations

In their latest investigative report, Odhikar explores the case of Hefazate Islam, an apolitical group More »

 

Media coverage of the execution of Abdul Qader Mollah

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BEFORE EXECUTION

UN http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=46688&Cr=death+penalty&Cr1#.UqZB7fRDuTN

UN last min appeal http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp/www.unama-afg.org/news/_pc/_english/2008/html/www.iaea.org/www.unodc.org/story.asp?NewsID=46704&Cr=death+penalty&Cr1#.Uqd92vRDuTN

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Erdoğan calls execution of Bangladeshi opposition leader a ‘historic mistake’

The Turkish prime minister has condemned the execution of an opposition leader in Bangladesh, calling it a mistake that “history will not forgive.” 
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Protest Against Political Execution of Muslim Leader in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Crisis Group ALERT!
Protest Against Political Execution of Muslim Leader in Bangladesh
Friday 13 December 2013
2:30pm
Outside Bangladesh High Commission
Called by Save Bangladesh and partners.
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Bangladesh hangs opposition leader

Abdul Quader Mollah execution is the first for crimes related to the country’s 1971 war of independence.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2013/12/bangladesh-politician-be-executed-20131212622649656.html

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24 Hours to Stop State Murder in Bangladesh

It is widely anticipated that the Bangladesh government will execute opposition politician Abdul Qader Mollah tomorrow. His trial, and the trials of others in the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal has been mired in controversy and corruption.

We have 24 hours to try and save his life.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
SIgn the petition:
Contact your elected representative: 
Ask them NOW to contact the Foreign Office/State Department (or other ministry), pressuring the Bangladesh government not to carry out this miscarriage of justice.
Join the campaign:
Tweet the petition and raise awareness using hashtag #StopStateMurderBD
Like us on Facebook and keep in touch  https://www.facebook.com/noexecutionbd
More information on Facebook and
website (going live shortly) http://www.statemurderbangladesh.com
BACKGROUND ARTICLES:
From the Defence Lawyers
From the UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions
From Human Rights Watch

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/12/08/bangladesh-halt-execution-war-crimes-accused

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British lawyers criticise Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/13/lawyer-criticises-bangladeshi-tribunal

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Odhikar: Assembly of Hefazate Islam in Bangladesh and Human Rights Violations

In their latest investigative report, Odhikar explores the case of Hefazate Islam, an apolitical group drawing from Bangladesh’s religious seminary classes who have been involved in protests in recent months. Odhikar considers the roots of Hefazate’s discontent that led to their protest and the disproportionately brutal government crackdown upon the protesters.

Made in Bangladesh… in the darkness of the night

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A Massacre at Motijheel? An Interim Reflection

Throughout the day, Bangladeshis everywhere are whispering, or clamouring, about a massacre at Motijheel, the commercial district of Dhaka.  In the absence of a free, responsible  media and the denial of the right to gather (a Section 144 has been issued), established narratives struggle to make sense alongside social experience. In this article, we bear witness to these reports, especially as the Bangladeshi government has effectively enforced a curfew, shutting down any media other than those towing its party line.

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Lords Avebury and Carlile letter to the UN OHCHR

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