Thursday, July 30, 2009

Int'l evidences sought for war trial

July 30, 2009

Law Minister Shafique Ahmed today sought more evidences from the international community against individuals accused of genocide during the Liberation War in 1971 to proceed the war crimes trial with an international standard.

He was speaking at the opening session of the "Second International Conference on Genocide, Truth and Justice" at Cirdap auditorium organised by the Liberation War Museum.

The government accumulated sufficient documents and testimonials of mass killings, rapes and other atrocities took place during the Liberation War, but the contribution of the international communities would make the trial more fair and acceptable, law minister told the audience.

Shafique also reiterated the view that the war crime trial proceedings would not meant for harassing anybody or serving political purposes.

Representatives from the International Criminal Court, international legal prosecutors involved in war crimes tribunals, International Council of Jurists, and academics from Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Japan, Pakistan, Canada, Cambodia, UK and local experts were present at the conference among others.

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