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       Volume 12 |Issue 07| February 15, 2013 |


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"Sleep? We will sleep when our demands are met!"
one of the 120 volunteers working at Shahbag
about taking rest while the Shahbag protest continues.

"This is another 1971."
widow of Birshrestha Matiur Rahman.
about the Shahbag protest demanding capital punishment for all war criminals and banning politics of Jamaat-e-Islami.

"You (Khaleda) are saying that Ghulam Azam, Nizami are not war criminals. Then who are the war criminals? Are you alone a war criminal? Then take the responsibility."
Agriculture minister
about Begum Khaleda Zia, the opposition leader, who has been demanding release of the Jamaat-e-Islami's top leaders, who are currently under trial for crimes against humanity committed in 1971.

"The new generation and the prime minister [Sheikh Hasina] on Sunday expressed their “no confidence” in the tribunals. So, the judges should resign."
Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader
urging the judges of International Crimes Tribunal judges to resign.

"During interrogation ATM Azhar claimed that he cannot remember much lot of information. He has forgotten a lot of things. He could not even say his parents' names."
investigation officer
about Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azhar, who is being questioned for his role as a collaborator in 1971.

"Begum Zia was quite right to comment, if Bangladesh succumbs to the rule of one family [emphasis added], it would be a major step backward for the region. She cannot be more true. Only in case the readers are not just sure what family she actually meant by that phrasing; that must be hers."
Bangladesh's ambassador in Washington
wrote an article in Washington Times titled 'Counterpoint on Bangladesh's Democracy' in a formal reaction to Khaleda Zia's article in the daily a week ago titled 'The thankless role in saving democracy in Bangladesh'.


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