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25 August 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Khan & Mueen Uddin PW 17

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin

Today Tribunal 2 recorded the testimony of Prosecution witness 17 in the case against Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, both of whom are being tried in absentia. The testimony of the witness is relevant to the background identification of Ashrafuzzaman Khan.  Continue reading

14 August 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Khan and Mueen Uddin PW 12

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddinin absentia

Today Tribunal 2 recorded the testimony of Prosecution witness 12, Mr Anirban Mostafa, the son of martyred journalist ANM Golam Mostafa. The witness testified regarding Charge 3. The Prosecution asserted that his testimony corroborates that of his uncle ANM Golam Rahman Dulu, who testified as Prosecution witness 8 on 31 July 2013.

Chief Prosecutor vs. Khan and Mueen Uddin
The witness testified that he is the son of victim ANM Golam Mostafa ,who was killed in the massacre of Bangladesh’s intellectual community on 15 December 1971.  He stated that he was only a few months old in 1971. He learned about his father’s abduction from his mother, his uncles, and newspaper reports.    Continue reading

13 August 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Hartal Coverage of Khan and Mueen Uddin PW 10

Today a nation-wide hartal was called in response to the revocation of Jamaat’s registration as a political party on 2 August 2013. Jamaat postponed the hartal in order to allow people time to return home from Eid related travels. Today’s coverage is therefore gathered from media sources and from conversations with the Prosecution and the Defense teams.

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin – in absentia

Tribunal 2 recorded the testimony of Prosecution witness 10 Mr Iftekhar Haider Chowdhury, a nephew of martyred intellectual Professor Mofazzal Haider Chowdhury. The witness gave testimony in support of Charge-7.  Continue reading

22 August 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Khan & Mueen Uddin PW 16, Alim Cross-Examination of PW 35

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. Ashrafuzzaman Khan & Chowdhury Mueen Uddin
  2. Chief Prosecutor vs. Abdul Alim

In the case against Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, who are being jointly tried in absentia, the Tribunal heard the testimony of Prosecution witness 16. Both the examination-in-chief and cross-examination were completed today. The testimony of Prosecution witness 16 supports Charge 6, which alleges that they were responsible for the abduction and killing of Professor Gias Uddin Ahmed, among other intellectuals.

In the case against Abdul Alim the Defenst resumed its cross-examination of the Investigation Officer, Prosecution witness 35. The Defense’s questioning focused on the investigation procedure followed by the Officer and the authenticity of various documents submitted into evidence.  Continue reading

4 August 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Khan and Mueen Uddin PW 9, Alim cross-examination of Investigation Officer

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin
  2. Chief Prosecutor vs. Abdul Alim

Tribunal 2 recorded the testimony of Prosecution witness 9 in the case against Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, both of whom are being tried in absentia. Both the examination-in-chief and cross-examination were completed on this day. The testimony of Prosecution witness 9 supports Charge 11 against the accused, pertaining to the killing of physician Dr Alim Chowdhury.

The court also made some progress in the case against Abdul Alim as it continued to record the cross-examination of ZM Altafur Rahman, the Investigation Officer for the case. So far, the Defense counsel has directed their line of questioning at highlighting inconsistencies in the investigation procedures followed by the Investigation Officer. The Tribunal adjourned Alim’s case until 5th August, 2013. Continue reading

24 June 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Mueen Uddin and Khan Charge Framing Order

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan

Today, Tribunal formally read out its Charge Framing Order against the Accused Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, who are being tried in absentia for their alleged roles during Bangladesh’s War of Liberation in 1971. Both the Accused are outside of Bangladesh and have not appeared before the Tribunal, with Uddin believed to be in London and Ashrafuzzaman in New York. On June 16, 2013, the prosecution read out its formal charges before the Tribunal, and alleged that Mueen Uddin was the “operation-in-charge” of Al-Badr, while Ashrafuzzaman acted as its chief executor. Both of the Accused are thus alleged to have directly participated in the killing of Bengali intellectuals and professionals who were brutally targeted between the 10th and 15th of December, 1971, including journalist Dr. Shahidullah Kaiser. Many individuals were allegedly abducted and tortured by the Accused.

ICT-2 took cognizance of the case after the Prosecution, in the last week of April 2013, pressed charges for crimes under the ICT Act of 1973 against the two Accused. On May 12, 2013, the police submitted an official report to the Tribunal, noting that the two Accused could not be arrested as they resided outside of Bangladesh, Mueen Uddin in the United Kingdom and Ashrafuzzaman in the United States. Having received this report from the police, the Tribunal issued an order to its Registrar’s Office to publish an advertisement in two widely-circulated national dailies requesting the two Accused to appear before the Tribunal within 10 days of its publication, and stating that failure to do so would lead to trial-in-absentia. On May 22, 2013, the Prosecution informed the Tribunal that notices had been published on May 14, 2013 in the Daily Janakantha, and on May 15, 2013 in the Daily Star, asking the Accused to submit to the Tribunal with 10 days of publication. The advertisements did not lead the Accused to appear. Finally, on May 27, 2013, ICT-2 noted that the two Accused have absconded, and accordingly ordered their trial to commence in absentia. Abdus Shukur Khan and Salma Hye Tuni, two advocates of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, were appointed by the Tribunal to serve as counsels to defend both of the Accused.

After hearing the proposed charges were read out by the Prosecution on June 16, 2013, the Tribunal fixed today as the date for to read out the Charge Framing Order. Justice Obaidul Hassan, the Chairman of Tribunal 2, read out the Charge Framing Order in the presence of his fellow Justices Mozibur Rahman Mia and Shahinur Islam.

The full Charge Framing Order is available here: Charge Framing Order for Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan