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Amnesty strongly criticized Tribunal proceedings
Monday, 28 May 2012
International Human Rights organizations Amnesty International stated that, the War Crime Tribunal of Bangladesh is not following the international standards. Amnesty published the Human Rights report of 2011 with a chapter of War Crimes Trial of Bangladesh. That report said, though the Tribunal tried to amend the rules, but it’s still not up to the International standard. Abbas Foyez, researcher of the Bangladesh chapter of the report said BBC Bangla that Amnesty strongly believes that the Tribunal is not up to the International standard.
Amnesty said, to ensure justice, the rights of the tried persons must be ensured apart from Trials. As the people concerned has the right to get justice, the rights of the accused persons also have to be ensured.
 Abbas Foyez, researcher of the Bangladesh chapter of Amnesty International said that, as the people concerned has the right to get justice for 1971, the rights of the accused persons for fair trial and Justice is also have to be ensured. The main problem of the Tribunal is that it’s judgment can not be challenged in any other court.
But to make the Trial procedure acceptable, some more amendments are required, said that report. Mr. Foyez told BBC that the Defense Lawyers are not getting enough information and assistance. The procedure also has some major faults which does not go with the international standard.
Amnesty also expressed that they are keenly watching the Trial procedure and if any incident of Human Rights Violation occurs, Amnesty will strongly protest that.