Bri­tish mag­a­zine ac­cused of hack­ing

Austin American-Statesman - - BALANCED VIEWS - Com­piled from wire re­ports

A Bangladesh war crimes tri­bunal has ac­cused the Bri­tish mag­a­zine The Econ­o­mist of hack­ing the com­puter of its pre­sid­ing judge to record con­ver­sa­tions and read emails he ex­changed with a lawyer. The mag­a­zine did not di­rectly ad­dress the charges, but said it pos­sesses con­ver­sa­tions and doc­u­ments that raised se­ri­ous ques­tions about the work­ings of the tri­bunal. The tri­bunal is try­ing 10 op­po­si­tion politi­cians on charges of ar­son, rape and other atroc­i­ties com­mit­ted dur­ing the coun­try’s 1971 war of in­de­pen­dence from Pak­istan. The tri­bunal wants to know how The Econ­o­mist got emails and heard Skype con­ver­sa­tions be­tween Pre­sid­ing Judge Mo­hammed Niza­mul Huq and Ahmed Zi­aud­din, a lawyer of Bangladeshi ori­gin liv­ing in Brus­sels.

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