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Political commitment: Most vital to uproot rising teen crimes


MNA Editorial Desk: Crime has been a vital challenge for human evolution throughout the time as we have heard about different types of crimes at different corners of the world through ages. Bangladesh has also shared the same experience. But in recent times the scenario has turned bizarre. Number of crimes has increased unimaginably in our beloved country mostly in the form of rape, murder, drug abuse, eve-teasing, harassment, torture, fraud, corruption, money laundering etc. It is not about the type of crimes but the way of execution, which is very alarming. The attributes of the victims are appearing as ...

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ICC seeks authorization to probe into crimes against Rohingyas


MNA Editorial Desk: The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday requested its Judges to authorize an investigation into alleged crimes like deportation, other inhumane acts and persecution committed against Rohingyas from Myanmar. As Myanmar is not a State Party to the Rome Statute, but Bangladesh is, it is important to keep in mind that the authorization to investigate, if granted by Judges, would not extend to all crimes potentially committed in Myanmar, but will focus on crimes allegedly committed in part on the territory of Bangladesh, according to the ICC. Investigating deportation will, however, mean taking a ...

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UN investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar


MNA Editorial Desk: Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator has said. A 2017 military crackdown drove more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. UN investigators have said that Myanmar’s operation included mass killings, gang rapes and widespread arson and was executed with “genocidal intent”. The Yangon government denies committing those atrocities and says its military campaign across northern Rakhine was in response to attacks by Rohingya militants, Reuters reported. Government troops are currently fighting ethnic rebels in ...

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Cyber attacks rising in Bangladesh


MNA Science & Technology Desk: The incidents of cyber attacks continue to rise at different commercial and service-providing outlets in the country despite taking various preventive measures. As the country achieved a good progress especially on socioeconomic front in the era of digitisation, the number of cyber related incidents is also rising. Due to a leap in information technology-related crimes, the issue of cyber security has become a matter of serious concern to most of relevant government and private entities. According to state-run Bangladesh e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT) under the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information ...

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Myanmar top brass accused of ‘crimes against humanity’

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Myanmar’s military chief and other top brass have been accused by Amnesty International of crimes against humanity for overseeing a “systematic” attack against Rohingya Muslims, according to a report by the rights group Wednesday calling for prosecution at the International Criminal Court, reported news agency. A new report from Amnesty said army commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing and 12 other senior military and security officials oversaw an orchestrated campaign of violence in the restive state where the Rohingya have been historically marginalized. “The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya population was achieved by a relentless and systematic campaign in ...

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Three men get death for 1971 war crimes in Jamalpur


MNA National Desk: Three men get death for 1971 war crimes in Jamalpur. The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has found eight men guilty of crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971 from Jamalpur. The tribunal found all the five counts of charges, including mass killing, murder, confinement, torture, arson and looting, pressed against them proved. In its judgment delivered on Monday, the court ordered death sentence for three while five others have to spend rest of the life in prison. The three death convicts are Ashraf Hossain, Professor Sharif Ahammed and Abdul Bari while the five who ...

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