[JURIST] A former Bangladeshi minister from the Jatiya party [party website, in Bengali] was indicted by a Dhaka tribunal on Sunday for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War [Bangladesh News backgrounder] with Pakistan. Syed Mohammad Qaisar, the former state minister for agriculture during the military rule of General HM Ershad, was arrested last May. Qaisar, 73, is accused [Sakaal Times report] of committing crimes against humanity during the war, including genocide, torture, murder and rape. A three-member panel...

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