HRW comment on Azam verdict

Source: BDNews 24

By Suliman Niloy

Dhaka: Barrister Tureen Afroz, a prosecutor in former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam’s case in the war crimes tribunal, has harshly criticised New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) for questioning the trial process in the most sensational war crimes case in Bangladesh.

In a statement on Friday, the human-rights group claimed the trial of Ghulam Azam at International Crimes Tribunal ‘was deeply flawed and did not meet international fair trial standards’.

Its Asia Director Brad Adams said, “We sounded the alarm that the law and trial process were deficient, but the government ignored the warnings.

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