• Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
  • Last Update : 11:55 am

Justice delayed

  • Published at 12:05 am September 29th, 2016
Justice delayed

Despite the murder of Oyasiqur having taken place more than a year ago, justice remains elusive in the case.

The targetted killings of writers and bloggers, a spate of which Bangladesh has recently faced, are a terrifying and shameful stain on the country’s recent history.

For that reason, it is crucial that the trials of those who were involved in the case take place with the utmost haste.

It is regrettable that Oyasiqur Rahman’s murder trial has faced such a delay, with five deposition dates being fixed by the court.

Lax treatment of the Oyasiqur case will only encourage future acts of crime, and that is a dangerous path to tread.

We understand that delays are common, as those charged must be given a fair and thorough trial, with no room for malpractice.

It is sincerely hoped that the legal authorities will ensure that the case is now handled swiftly and with full transparency, that correct procedures are being followed, and that no stone is left unturned as we approach the new trial date of October 29.

The new scheduled date should not be treated as just another deadline docked for inevitable delay.

The death of any citizen is a tragedy that demands justice from our legal system. The Oyasiqur murder was part of a series of murders that hit at the spirit of the nation, and as such, it is all the more important to get a move on these trials.

The families of the victim need closure, and deserve justice. Without justice, the healing cannot begin.

50
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail