Is the Wait Over?
One of the electoral pledges that led to Awami League's landslide victory in the 2008 election has been the trial of war criminals. Amongst much anticipation, the government finally amended the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Act 1973 in 2009 and set up the tribunal in March 25, 2010. Although seven suspects have been arrested, for crimes under ICT, they are yet to be tried. With two years left for the next election, the opposition's stance and the slow-paced progress of the trial are creating apprehension — will the tribunal be a victim of the clichéd political-game of the country?
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