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24 persons killed across the country during the week: 24 persons, including 21 civilians, four cadres of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS), and a trooper of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were killed during the week across the week. The killings took place in separate incidents during street violence unleashed by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 18-party opposition alliance. Daily Star, November 26-December 1, 2013.

ICT-1 indicts JeI assistant secretary general A.T.M. Azharul Islam on six charges of crimes during the Liberation War in 1971: International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) on November 12 indicted Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) assistant secretary general A.T.M. Azharul Islam (61) on six charges of murder, genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. The former president of Islami Chhatra Sangha's Rangpur District unit, the then student wing of JeI, Azharul Islam was also charged with torture, loot, arson, abduction, rape, mass killing and conspiracy to kill unarmed civilians at different parts of Rangpur. He was arrested on August 22, 2012. Daily Star, November 13, 2013.

ICT-2 awards death penalty to absconding Al-Badr leaders Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueenuddin: The International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) on November 3 awarded death penalty to absconding Al-Badr leaders Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Khan alias Nayeb Ali and Chowdhury Mueenuddin for their involvement in War Crimes of 1971. All the 11 charges leveled against Ashraf and Mueen by the prosecution were proved beyond doubt. New Age, November 3, 2013.

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