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Supreme Court

Review or not?

The Supreme Court is yet to make it clear whether a convicted war criminal has the right to seek a review of its verdict. A debate over the issue arose in December last year when the now executed war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah had filed two review petitions against the SC judgment in his case. The debate has cropped up again, as Delawar Hossain Sayedee, sentenced yesterday to imprisonment till death, has also decided to seek a review of the apex...

SC verdict in Sayedee case today

SC verdict in Sayedee case today

All eyes are on the Supreme Court that is set to deliver today its verdict on the appeals in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee, whose death sentence triggered widespread violence by Jamaat-Shibir men last year. The five-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain, will sit at 9:00am, and pronounce the judgment at the beginning of today's court proceedings. The case is at the top of the court's cause list today.   The other four judges are -- Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik. This is the second time the apex court is...

Sayedee's death sentence commuted

Sayedee's death sentence commuted

The Supreme Court today commuted the death sentence of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. A five-member bench of the apex court, headed by the Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain, pronounced the verdict by majority view at 10:06am...

Expectation not fulfilled, says attorney general

Expectation not fulfilled, says attorney general

Expressing dissatisfaction over the Supreme Court verdict in war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam today said the judgement did not fulfill his expectation. "I had expected that the apex court will uphold death sentence of Sayedee that International Crimes Tribunal-1 delivered," Alam said. "But we did not get...

Justice denied, says Sayedee’s family

Justice denied, says Sayedee’s family

Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee did not get justice, family members of the war criminal said today after the apex court commuted his death ruling to imprisonment until death. “According to our submission before the court, we hoped that he might be proved innocent,” Masood Sayedee, one among the four sons of the Jamaat nayeb-e-ameer, told The Daily Star in his reaction after the SC verdict. “We will file a review plea seeking acquittal of Sayedee from all the charges after getting the copy of the full verdict,” he added.

Jamaat calls hartal for tomorrow, Sunday

Jamaat calls hartal for tomorrow, Sunday

Jamaat-e-Islami has called countrywide hartal (shutdown) from 6:00am Thursday to 6:00am Friday and 6:00am Sunday to 6:00am Monday protesting the Supreme Court verdict that awarded war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee jail till death. The SC today commuted Sayedee’s death sentence to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation...

SAYEDEE VERDICT

Jamaat-Shibir men attack cops in Rajshahi

Jamaat-Shibir men attack cops in Rajshahi

Hours after the Supreme Court pronounced the verdict on war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee, Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, today attacked law enforcers in Rajshahi city. They hurled crude bombs and brick chips at the law enforcers on duty in several parts of the city, said Tanvir Haider Chowdhury, deputy commissioner...

Sayedee verdict shocks law minister

Sayedee verdict shocks law minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq has expressed his dissatisfaction by the Supreme Court verdict that commuted the death sentence of Delawar Hossain Sayedee to imprisonment till death and said he will take steps to bring change in the prosecution team. Expressing his utmost respect for all judgements passed by any court of Bangladesh as a citizen and a member of the government, the law minster told The Daily Star, “But as a son and brother of freedom fighters I am shocked, disappointed and mentally hurt by it.” The SC today commuted the death sentence of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity committed during the...

JS passes SC Judges impeachment bill

JS passes SC Judges impeachment bill

Rejecting all the proposals for soliticising public opinions and bringing some changes in the constitutional amendment bill, parliament this evening passed unanimously the bill empowering itself to remove a Supreme Court judge on grounds of misbehavior and incapacity. The bill was passed in an unprecedented situation as opposition and ruling alliance MPs those who...

WAR CRIMES TRIAL

Verdict on Sayedee appeal tomorrow

Verdict on Sayedee appeal tomorrow

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict tomorrow on an appeal filed by Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee challenging the death penalty given to him in a war crimes case. The ruling of a government appeal in connection with Sayedee’s verdict is also due for tomorrow. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain is expected to announce the verdict tomorrow morning, as the appeals have been enlisted in the day’s cause list of the court as the first item. Meanwhile, Jamaat is likely to announce tough agitation programme including hartal if the Supreme Court upheld Sayedee’s capital punishment, party sources told The Daily Star. The International...

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