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ICT-2 court indicts JeI leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed: The International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) on June 21 indicted Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed (64) with seven charges, including murder, torture, and imprisonment of people, genocide, and hatching a conspiracy to kill intellectuals during the Liberation War. Mojaheed is now secretary general of the JeI and he was as a minister during the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led four-party alliance rule in 2001-2006. Daily Star, June 22, 2012.

BNP-JeI activists killed 22,000 AL men, alleges Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on June 21 alleged that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) men killed around 22,000 leaders and activists of Awami League (AL) during their tenure. She said BNP not only unleashed such brutalities against AL leaders and workers but also against members of the minority community. Daily Star, June 22, 2012.

US provides anti-terrorism training to Bangladesh Police: The US on June 14 concluded a 10-day instructor development training programme for the Bangladesh Police in Dhaka. Twenty-four officers and instructors from Training Institutes of Bangladesh Police participated in the training offered by the Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security and taught by US instructors. New Age, June 15, 2012.

HT gears up activity in south-western Districts, say law enforcement agencies: The law enforcement agencies said the Hizb-ut Towhid (HT) is trying to reorganise in the south-western Districts after the death of their leader Bayezid Khan Panni. They carry out secret operations in the name of dawat (religious discussion) in different parts of the districts and distribute books on jihad and leaflets among the locals. According to law enforcement agencies, at least 12,000 members of the organisation are active in Khulna, Bagerhat, Kushtia, Jhenaidah, Meherpur, Khulna and Chuadanga Districts. Daily Star, May 31, 2012.

 

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