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Sherpur, Sep 16 ( – The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has found involvement of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary-general Muhammed Kamaruzzaman with crimes against humanity in 1971.

"We are getting new witnesses against Kamaruzzaman every now and then, and are scrutinising those statements," ICT investigation officer Mohammad Abdur Razzaque Khan told journalists in Sherpur on Friday.

"We've got enough evidence of his involvement in the crimes during the Liberation War," he added.


The Solomon Islands Acting Commissioner of Police, Walter Kola says the Police have resolved issues with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission over the arrest of former Black Shark militant, Samson Leketo.


Nine military officers on Thursday were sentenced to 46 years and six months in prison for the "false positive" killing of three peasants in a rural area near Cali, southwest Colombia, in 2007.


Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to kill thousands after an official declaration of peace.


Osun State Truth and Reconciliation Commission would Thursday submit its report to the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola.


The interim government's decision on Sunday to renew and expand the powers enshrined in Egypt's 30-year old emergency law has sparked anxiety among protesters and human-rights activists that parliamentary elections scheduled for November will either be delayed or held under restrictive political conditions.


The flag bearer of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) (Rtd) Brigadier Julius Maada Bio over the weekend apologized to the people of Sierra Leone for the wrongs committed by members of the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) from 1992 to 1996.


Retired Brigadier General Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has buckled down to pressure and apologized for crimes committed by his junta in the 1990s, that include among others fleecing millions of dollars in shady military contracts, money laundering, torture and the execution of political opponents.

Bio’s bid to run for office against President Ernest Bai Karoma, has caused concern to the Sierra Leonean people who fear a return to violence in the midst of pending elections next year.


Rights organisations urge interim Tripoli authority to curb reported abuses and commit to fair system of justice.


By Order dated 8 September 2011, the Pre-Trial Judge, Daniel Fransen, ruled that victims' applications to participate in the trial relating to the attack of 14 February 2005 should, barring exceptional circumstances, be filed before 31 October 2011. This deadline for filing the participation requests is aimed in particular at allowing those persons who having been granted the status of a victimA person who has suffered physical, material or mental harm as a direct result of an attack within the Tribunal's jurisdiction participating in the proceedings, to make known "their views and concerns" from the start of the pre-trial stage of the case