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Kamaruzzaman physically fit: Defence

Kamaruzzaman physically fit: Defence

Condemned war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, senior assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, is mentally and physically well, one of his counsels said today. Mohammad Shishir Manir made the remarks after eight members of Kamaruzzaman’s family led by his wife Nurunnahar met with him inside the Dhaka Central Jail in the morning. Kamaruzzaman’s daughter, daughter-in-law, three nieces and a nephew and a brother-in-law accompanied her during the 40-minute meeting, which started around 10:40am, Manir told The Daily Star. They discussed various family issues with Kamaruzzaman, the lawyer said quoting family members. Manir said his...

Kamaruzzaman to file review petition

Kamaruzzaman to file review petition

Death row convict Muhammad Kamaruzzaman today asked his counsels to file a review petition with the Supreme Court challenging its verdict that upheld the Jamaat-e-Islami leader’s death penalty in a war crimes case. If the apex court rejects the appeal, then Kamaruzzaman will decide whether he will seek presidential mercy, advocate Mohammad Shishir Manir, a counsel for Kamaruzzaman, told The Daily Star after meeting him at the gate of Dhaka Central Jail in the morning. The four other counsels who met Kamaruzzaman at the jail gate are Tajul Islam, Ehsan A Siddiq, Moshiul Alam and Matiur Rahman Akand. Earlier, the five lawyers went to the jail and talked to him for 31...

DEATH for Subhan

DEATH for Subhan

“We fail to understand how the accused Subhan being a Bengali Muslim actively aided, abetted and facilitated the commission of such crimes with extreme cruelty against the non combatant civilians of his own locality. Did it match to humanity?” – Justice Obaidul Hassan.   He was too cruel to pay heed to the cries of...

Death warrant read out to Kamaruzzaman

Death warrant read out to Kamaruzzaman

The prison authorities read out the death warrant to condemned war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman this afternoon. “I have read out the death warrant to Kamaruzzaman around 2:30pm while he wanted to talk to his lawyers for next legal steps,” said Farman Ali, Senior Jail Supper at the Dhaka Central Jail. Earlier in the day, a...

Charges against 'war criminal' Subhan

Charges against 'war criminal' Subhan

Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Abdus Subhan is facing nine charges for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. The International Crimes tribunal-2 led by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan is expected to deliver its verdict today. 1. Abduction and killing of three named people and several unnamed in Ishwardi of Pabna on April 17-18 in 1971. 2. Killing of five people and injuring three others at Juktitala village of Ishwardi on April 13. 3. Abduction and torture of two people from Arankhola cattle market in Ishwardi on May 16.  4. Killing of five people and looting and torching of several houses in Sahapur village in Ishwardi on May 2. 5. Killings and...

Gallows for Subhan

Gallows for Subhan

A tribunal in Dhaka today handed death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan on three charges for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. The 79-year-old Jamaat nayeb-e-ameer was also sentenced to imprisonment until death on two charges and five years’ imprisonment for another. 6 out of 9 charges were proved Court awarded...

SC releases full verdict of Kamaruzzaman

SC releases full verdict of Kamaruzzaman

The Supreme Court today released the full verdict upholding the death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman in a war crimes case. Earlier in the day, all the four SC judges, who had delivered the verdict on November 3 last year by a majority decision, signed the 577-page judgment. They judges are Chief Justice SK Sinha, Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik. The government can now start process for executing Kamaruzzaman as the Supreme Court released the full judgment upholding his death penalty, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said after the release of the verdict. There is no legal bar for the government to fix...

Defence claims ‘legal and factual mistakes' in verdict

Defence claims ‘legal and factual mistakes' in verdict

International Crimes Tribunal-2 has made “legal and factual mistakes" in the verdict that awarded death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan in a war crimes case, a defence lawyer has claimed. “We will bring the mistakes to notice when we will appeal for the verdict with the higher court,” defence lawyer Shishir Manir told...

Gonojagoron Mancha happy over Subhan verdict

Gonojagoron Mancha happy over Subhan verdict

The Gonojagoron Mancha expressed happiness with the death penalty awarded to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan by International Crimes Tribunal-2 for his war crimes, said its spokesperson Imran H Sarker. “We are happy with the verdict as it meets our expectations,” Imran told reporters after the verdict was pronounced, private television channel Somoy TV reports. The...

War Crimes Trial Of Kamaruzzaman

Full SC verdict likely this week

Full SC verdict likely this week

The full text of the Supreme Court judgment upholding the death penalty for war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman is likely to be released any day this week. It will clear the way for the Jamaat assistant secretary general to seek a review of his capital punishment by the apex court. All the four SC judges, who had delivered the verdict on November 3 last year by a majority decision, have recently completed writing their parts of the judgment, an SC source said. The parts of the judgment will be compiled into a full verdict and then the judges will affix their signs on it for its release. Talking to The Daily Star on Friday,...

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