Motiur Rahman Nizami. Star file photo
The health condition of war crimes accused Motiur Rahman Nizami has been improved but it’s not stable yet, jail authorities said in a health report today.
The registrar office of International Crimes Tribunal received the report around 3:00pm, AKM Nasiruddin Mahmud, registrar of the ICT, told The Daily Star.
The jail authorities sent the report to the ICT in response to an order from the Tribunal-1, which was scheduled to announce verdict in the war crimes case against Nizami on Tuesday.
But it deferred the date due to his illness.
The 71-year-old former lawmaker and minister is facing 16 charges including looting, killing, rape, arson, torture and confinement of people during the Liberation War in 1971.
Nizami, Jamaat ameer since November 2000, has already been awarded the death penalty in the 10-truck arms haul case this year.
The Jamaat chief was arrested on June 29, 2010, in a case filed in connection with hurting religious sentiments of the Muslims. He was shown arrested in the war crimes case later.
The investigation agency, designated to deal with war crimes probes, handed over a 411-page probe report on Nizami to the prosecution on October 2011, and the prosecution on December 11, 2011, submitted formal charges against the Jamaat chief.
The Tribunal-1 took the charges into cognisance on January 9, 2012.
Nizami, the president of the then Jamaat-e-Islami student wing Islami Chhatra Sangha and chief of Pakistan army auxiliary force Al-Badr, was indicted on May 28, 2012.
On November 26, 2012, the prosecution produced their first witnesses and subsequently produced 25 more.