Tuesday 18 December 2012

Sheikh Hasina’s character is ‘Falling upon someone’s feet’ if it requires

Ziauddin tells Nasim that it is the character of Sheikh Hasina and Chatra League that when they are in need, they will fall upon your feet. Nasim replies that this is the character of Awami League that they always forget the past.

Tribunal Chairman wants to deliver quick judgment even if that results in a one sided trial.

Nasim tells Ziauddin that if the defence boycott the tribunal, it is better because tribunal then can pass the verdict sooner.

Ahmed Ziauddin and Nizamul Hoque get their man as Home Minister

In this conversation, activist Ahmed Ziauddin and Nizamul Hoque Nasim discuss the appointment of a new Home Minister who turns out to be the contact-man for the Tribunal and a choice for the activist and partisan International Crimes Strategy Forum, set up by Ziauddin. He also says that the newly appointed Information Minister should be used for propagating in favour of war crimes trial. He further condemns the leaders and lawyers of Awami League and termed them as worthless. He expressed his satisfaction for the changes occurring in the government in his favour.

Planting loyal activist to keep an eye on un-compliant judges

In this conversation, Nizamul Hoque Nasim Nasim expresses his dissatisfaction with Tribunal-2, especially with Judge Shahin. Ziauddin. Nasim and activist Ahmed Ziauddin are particularly unhappy because his fixation (in their view) with international law. They agree that an activist from the International Crimes Strategy Form (set-up by Ziauddin), who had recently joined the tribunal, should work with Tribunal-2 to keep them appraised of proceedings. Ziauddin further states that if Judge Shahin does not listen to them, he will have to be removed like Judge Zaheer.

Hangings Means Prizes: Nasim is told to pass a quick verdict and get a promotion

Tribunal Chair Nizamul Hoque Nasim shares with activist Ahmed Ziauddin details of a conversation with Justice SK Sinha of the Appellate Division. Sinha tells Nasim that if he delivers three judgments (in the cases of Professor Ghulam Azam, Allama Delwar Hossain Sayedee and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury) by December 2012, he will be elevated to the Appellate Division. Nasim is seeking promotion (elevation) to the Appellate Division.

Judgments dictated by activist and partisan, Ahmed Ziauddin

While the cases are still well underway, and before witnesses are called, Ahmed Ziauddin discusses with Tribunal Chair Ahmed Ziauddin the structure of the final judgment in the case of Delwar Hossain Sayedee ( ICT BD Case No.1 of 2011). He reveals he has been helped by fellow activist Rayhan Rashid which shows the conviction of Delwar Hossian Sayedee even before arguments from either side have commenced.
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Ahmed Ziauddin tells Nasim that he and Rayhan will prepare a sketch judgment for Nasim, giving a whole outline from their, activist partisan angle.

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A politicised judiciary

The conversation here between activist Ahmed Ziauddin and Judge Nizamul Hoque Nasim reveals the highly politicised nature of Bangladesh’s judiciary: one that is increasingly reflecting the tense factions within the country’s coalition government. Nasim reveals how fellow Tribunal Jahangir Hossain has been appointed as a Tribunal-1 Member through the lobbying of the Kamrul Islam, the State Minister for Law. There is a discussion between Nasim and Ahmed Ziauddin stating that Jahangir Hossain is corrupt. Nasim refers to Jahangir as an Awami League supporter. There is also a discussion between Nasim and Ahmed Ziauddin that Jahangir will not disagree with Nasim because he is corrupt (and therefore morally weak).