Trials of War Criminals in Bangladesh Post-Liberation 1971

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Why did many accused individuals under the Collaborators Act in 1973 get released?

As part of a general amnesty declared in 1973

What was the primary motivation behind the establishment of special tribunals by the Bangladesh government in 1972?

To hold war criminals accountable for atrocities during the 1971 war

What major challenge hindered the progress of trials against Pakistani soldiers and collaborators in Bangladesh post-1971?

Logistical difficulties in gathering evidence

Why did trials against Pakistani soldiers and collaborators stall according to the text?

Political pressures and logistical challenges

Which legislation in 1973 created a framework for trying Pakistani soldiers accused of war crimes in Bangladesh?

International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973

What major focus did the new government under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman prioritize post-1971 war?

National reconstruction and reconciliation efforts

Learn about the initial attempts made in 1972 to hold war criminals accountable in Bangladesh after the Liberation War of 1971. Understand the legislation put in place, such as the Bangladesh Collaborators (Special Tribunals) Order, 1972 and the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973.

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