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Webstreaming of Conference on Genocide, Truth and Justice

The Liberation War Museum has organized the Second International Conference on Genocide, Truth and Justice, which will be held at the CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 30 and 31, 2009. This conference has been organized at a time when Bangladesh is actively pursuing the trial of the perpetrators of murder, rape and arson during the nine months of 1971 which led to the emergence of Bangladeshas a sovereign nation. The Conference is expected to bring to focus the multifarious legal, interpretational and implementation issues which are likely to come our way while the trials are being held.

Liberation War of BangladeshA decapitated head in the Rayer Bazar killing ground today known as Rayer Bazar Boddho Bhumi. During the Liberation War thousands of civilians especially Intellectuals were killed by the Pakistani Military in this place. Dhaka, Bangladesh. December 16, 1971.© Rashid Talukder/Drik/Majority World

Prominent amongst the speakers will be Dr. Suzannah Linton from Hong Kong, Ms. Yasmin Sooka from South Africa, Mr. Helmut Scholz from Germany, Prof. Ohashi Massaki from Japan, Prof. Chanwhan Kim from Korea, Dr. David Matas from Canada, other academicians and prominent social activists of Bangladesh.

In order to make this important event more inclusive by opening it to a wider audience around the world and also for countries which cannot physically participate, Drik is providing live web-streaming of the events. The proceedings can be watched as it happens when clicked on any of the following links during Bangladesh time 9.30am – 5pm (GMT +7 hours) on 30 & 31 July 2009.

  1. www.drik.net/genocide
  2. www.telnet-bd.com/genocide
  3. www.liberationwarmuseum.org/genocide
Viewers are welcome to send in comments/questions for consideration and discussion at the event by email. Please provide your name and country of origin.

Photo Exhibit Bangladesh 1971

Photo Gallery of Bangladesh 1971 exhibition in Guardian (UK).

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