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Resist JeI as it is flexing its muscle again, says Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury: Deputy Leader of the House of the Nation, Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, on July 25 urged all to be united to resist Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) as it is flexing its muscle again. She said, "They are trying to raise heads once again …they're conspiring again. We must get united as we'll have to resist JeI… we'll have to tougher …we the freedom fighters will have to annihilate them in our lifetime." She further said, "We'll have to resist those who still dream of turning the country into Pakistan. We'll never let the country slip into the hands of Pakistan. We'll have to move forward with the Liberation War spirit." UNB Connect, July 26, 2013.

EC finalizes proposed amendment to the Electoral Rolls Act 2009 to drop war crimes convicts from voter list:The Election Commission (EC) on July 24 finalised the proposed amendment to the Electoral Rolls Act 2009 to drop the convicts of any offence under the International Crimes (Tribunal) Act 1973, from the voters' list. The commission proposed amendments to Sections 9 and 13 of the Act. The commission would send the proposed amendment to the law ministry who would place the bill in the cabinet and then, if approved, in parliament for enactment. New Age, July 25, 2013.

LeT is opening terror front along Bangladesh-Myanmar border, say Intelligence inputs: The Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is busy opening another front along Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Inputs with Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India's external intelligence agency, confirm that LeT and its front Jama'at-ud-Da'awa (JuD), are working to extend their footprint along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by riding piggyback on the sectarian violence targeted against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Times of India, July 21, 2013.

ICT-2 sentences JeI 'secretary general' Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed to death: International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) on July 17 sentenced JeI 'secretary general' Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed to death for his role in crimes against humanity, including the mass extermination of intellectuals towards the end of the Liberation War in 1971. The Tribunal found the 65-year-old Mojaheed guilty of murders, persecutions and detentions of unarmed people. Daily Star, July 18, 2013.

Nine persons killed during the week as JeI-ICS cadres continue protest against war crimes verdict across the country: At least five persons were killed and 50 others injured as Jamaat-e-Islam (JeI) and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) cadres clashed with the Security Forces (SFs) during a daylong countrywide hartal (general strike) on July 15.

Four persons, including a child, were killed as JeI-ICS cadres clashed with law enforcers in different parts of the country on July 16. Daily Star, July 16-17, 2013.

ICT-1 sentences former JeI ameer Ghulam Azam to 90 years in prison: The International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) on July 15 sentenced former JeI ameer (chief) Ghulam Azam (91) to 90 years in prison for masterminding crimes against humanity, genocide and other wartime offences in 1971. The former JeI chief was found guilty on all five charges the prosecution stacked against him. Daily Star, July 16, 2013.

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