Despite international condemnation, the ICT Bangladesh Tribunal rejected applications for a retrial. The reasoning given was that the trial depends on evidence and witness statements, rather than the orders and formal charges alone. This ignores the fundamental flaw in the trial that none of the three judges will have heard the evidence in its entirety. In addition, the clear evidence of bias as revealed in the now infamous Skype discussions is being ignored.
The ICT has however asked Ziauddin Ahmed to explain his role in the tribunal proceedings.