Bangladesh braces for war crimes trial

For the first time, a court is set to hear evidence of crimes committed during the war of independence in 1971.

Bangladesh war crimes suspects

A court in Bangladesh is set to hear evidence of war crimes committed during the conflict that led to the creation of the country in 1971.

About three million people were killed during that war, which lasted nine months.

It is the first time in the country’s history that evidence of war crimes will be brought before a judge, but there are accusations that the government is using the trials to round up the opposition.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from the capital, Dhaka.

Source: Al Jazeera