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Bangladesh: Resist pressure to push for death sentences at war crimes tribunal

Headline Title:  Bangladesh: Resist pressure to push for death sentences at war crimes tribunal 15 February 2013 The Bangladesh government must not let a proposed new legal amendment lead to a push for death sentences for those convicted in its ongoing war crimes tribunal, Amnesty International said.Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) was set up in 2010 to try people suspected of crimes under international law, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed during the country’s 1971 war of independence.On Sunday, parliament is likely to pass an amendment…

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