PM for Nuremberg trial system for war criminals

17 May 2018, 13:15

NTV Online

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday laid emphasis on introducing Nuremberg trial system in the country where there will be no need for any witness against war criminals.

‘There’s no need for any witness for the trial of war criminals as documents are there. Justices in Nuremberg do not take any witness, and that trial [process] is still there as the trial for war crimes in the World War II is going on. We can take that type of step in our country, too,’ she said.

Sheikh Hasina, also the chief of ruling Awami League, said this when the party leaders greeted her on the occasion of her Homecoming Day at her official residence Ganobhaban in the morning.

She said the witnesses of war criminals are facing attacks and torture. ‘I’ve received complaints of many such incidents and taken steps.’

The Prime Minister said the attackers of witnesses will also be treated as war criminals. ‘They must face the same trial as war criminals…they must get the capital punishment,’ she said.

Sheikh Hasina urged Awami League leaders and activists to look after the witnesses of war crimes. ‘Make sure no one can torture them,’ she said.