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Issue No: 278
July 14, 2012

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ICT-2 allows testimony of PWs in camera
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on on July 12, 2012 allowed a prosecution's appeal for recording statements of two women witnesses against war crimes suspect Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah in camera with some directions. The tribunal fixed July 17 for recording the statements of the witnesses, who are the members of a victim family of 1971 Liberation War. The tribunal said it gave the permission as the witnesses belong to a respected Muslim family who intended to disclose the incidents of sexual violence and murder committed during the 1971 Liberation War.- The Daily Star online edition July 12 2012.

Limon charged, secretly
Limon Hossain, the juvenile who was maimed by Rab shooting in Jhalakathi on March 23, 2011, has secretly been charge sheeted in the second case against him in connection with obstructing law enforcers from performing their duties. Ironically, the investigation into the case lodged by Limon's mother against six Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel with Rajapur Police Station on April 10, 2011 has not been completed in 14 months. Sub-Inspector Ariful Islam, investigation officer of the case lodged by Rab with Rajapur police on March 23, 2011, submitted the charge sheet to Senior Judicial Magistrate's Court of Jhalakathi on July 1, 2012. Nusrat Jahan, magistrate of the court, fixed September 2 for hearing the defence.- The Daily Star July 10 2012.

HC directs govt to produce boy
The High Court (HC) has directed the government to produce an around 10-year-old boy, who has been reportedly kept detained in a safe home in Gazipur in connection with a rape case, before it on July 18 to examine the legality of his detention. A report published on Bangla daily Jugantor on July 4 states that the child was arrested on June 17 in connection with the rape case filed with Begumganj Police Station under Nari-o-Shishu Nirjaton Domon Ain, 2000. In response to a writ petition, the HC on July 09 also issued a rule upon the government officials concerned as to why the child's detention should not be declared illegal as he is aged below 12 years and has not attained sufficient maturity to judge the nature and consequence of his conduct. - The Daily Star July 11 2012.



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