Recently I was watching a talk show and someone was saying,
'During Charlie Hebdo, thousands of people marched to defend their right to offend Muslims but no one raised their voice when their children were killed in Pakistan.'
1. Why do Middle East get almost no attention for terrorist attacks while Paris attack swarms the social media?
On January 8th, 2015, the prominent human rights advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement criticizing the Awami League government of Bangladesh for what it deemed as excessive use of force against the opposition as well as imposing censorship on the media. The release can be found here.
[[i]This is an independent supplementary effort to the article, Naming The Names: Introducing The Pakistani War Criminals by Ahmed Ziauddin. Here I go by the list built by Dr.
In Bangladesch haben die Auseinandersetzungen um das Vorgehen der Justiz gegen führende Mitglieder der islamistischen Partei Dschamat-E-Islami in den vergangenen Tagen mindestens 61 Menschenleben gefordert.
Selon un article du 28 février sur www.rfi.fr, l’internationalité du ‘tribunal international des crimes’ du Bangladesh est contestable sous le prétexte que ce n’est pas supervisé par l’ONU. Ce commentaire est lourdement erroné.
There has been an ongoing massive protest happening in Bangladesh demanding prosecution and ensuring just justice for war criminals of its independence war in 1971. The peaceful protest of unprecedented scale has been taking place for the last eighteen days. The voices of Bangladesh have been tirelessly showing their conviction in protesting against the verdict of the prosecuted 1971 war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. The verdict was announced on February 5th, 2013 and it has been broadly deemed to be too lenient. The smile and victory sign shown by Quader Molla to the journalists will make anyone search for the deeper context of this verditct. But it was a little too much for the Bangladeshi people who have been agonizingly waiting for the last 42 years to finally have some justice. Within hours, hundreds and thousands of spontaneous protesters gathered together in a central crossing of Dhaka city, known as Shahbag square.
For those of us, who learned about our liberation war of 1971 through history books or from our parents, the 2013's Shahbag has a different, unique and important meaning. Don't get me wrong, nothing can be compared with '71, nothing at all.
The initial public reaction to the verdict of the Bangladesh vs Myanmar maritime boundary dispute delivered by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on March 12, 2012 was unanimously celebratory.