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Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Convicted war criminal Mobarak Hossain today challenged the death penalty awarded him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Mobarok submitted an 82-page appeal before the Supreme Court seeking his acquittal of all the two charges on which he was found guilty. He also...

Mir Quasem appeals against death penalty

Convicted war criminal and Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali has challenged his death penalty awarded by the International War Crimes Tribunal-2. Mir Quasem yesterday submitted a 150-page appeal before the Supreme Court, seeking his acquittal of all the 10 charges on which he was found guilty. He also attached 1,600 pages of documents with the appeal. In the petition, the Jamaat-e-Islami leader mentioned 181 “reasons” why the apex court should consider acquitting him of all war crime charges. On November 2, the...

Jessore war crimes suspect Sakhawat Hossain held

Jessore war crimes suspect Sakhawat Hossain held

Police arrested a war crimes suspect Mawlana Sakhawat Hossain at Uttar Khan in Dhaka this evening. Sakhawat Hossain, 70, former lawmaker of Jamaat and BNP in Jessore-6 (Keshabpur), went on hiding since a war crimes probe against him began in February 2011. Law enforcers arrested him from the ground floor of a house at Masterpara in Uttar Khan around 6:00pm, Yunus Ali, officer-in-charge of Uttar Khan Police Station, told The Daily Star. The war crimes investigation agency received a number of allegations of murder, mass killing and other crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War against Sakhawat. A probe which started on April 1, 2012, would soon be completed and the report...

Prosecution happy with Mobarak verdict

Prosecution happy with Mobarak verdict

The prosecution expressed satisfaction over the capital punishment awarded to Mobarak Hossain, an Awami League leader of Brahmanbaria, for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War. The International Crimes Tribunal-1 handed down death sentence to Mobarak for gunning down 33 people on the west bank of Ganga Sagar Dighi in Brahmanbaria...

ICT cautions media

ICT cautions media

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 chairman today asked the media to be cautious while reporting trial proceedings. “Events should be reported when it happens,” said Justice M Enayetur Rahim. He came with the remarks before starting delivery of the verdict against Awami League local leader Mobarak Hossain in a war crimes case. The tribunal sat at...

8 war crimes charges pressed against Forkan ‘Razakar’

8 war crimes charges pressed against Forkan ‘Razakar’

Prosecution today pressed eight charges against war crimes suspect Forkan Mallik of Patuakhali for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Prosecutor Mokhlesure Rahman pressed the formal charges that include mass killing, looting and arson to the registrar office of the International Crimes Tribunal this morning. The 63-year-old hailed from Chailabunia village in Mirzaganj upazila of Patuakhali. After hearing the charges, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 fixed November 30 to decide whether it will take the charges into cognisance. After the International Crimes Tribunal's investigation agency completed the probe report on Forkan on October 27, the report, statements of witnesses and other documents were submitted to the prosecution. On June...

Kishoreganj war crimes suspect indicted

Kishoreganj war crimes suspect indicted

A tribunal in Dhaka framed six charges against fugitive war crimes suspect of Kishoreganj Syed Md Hasan Ali. The charges include genocides and crimes against humanity committed allegedly by Hasan during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The three-member panel of International Crimes Tribunal headed by its chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim fixed December 7...

Kamaruzzaman’s execution depends on SC verdict release: AG

Kamaruzzaman’s execution depends on SC verdict release: AG

Steps can be taken for war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman’s execution before December 16, the victory day, if the Supreme Court sends its verdict to the International Crimes Tribunal-2 by the third week of this month, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has said. Execution of Kamaruzaman’s capital punishment depends on the release of the SC verdict, he said while talking to reporters at his office today. The attorney general said the ICT-2 will issue a death warrant against the Jamaat-e-Islami leader within a day or two after receiving the SC judgement, and then the jail authorities will execute his death penalty. He added that now it cannot be said specifically what will be the...

Kamaruzzaman won’t seek mercy before review plea disposal

Kamaruzzaman won’t seek mercy before review plea disposal

Condemned war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman will not seek presidential mercy until the Supreme Court disposes of his review petition to be filed with the apex court, a defence lawyer said today. “Kamaruzzaman will decide about the presidential mercy after the Supreme Court disposed of his review petition,” Mohammad Shishir Manir, one of the counsels of the death row convict, said at a press conference at Supreme Court Bar Association this afternoon. The Jamaat-e-Islami leader will file the review within 30 days after receiving the certified copy of the Appellate Division judgment that upheld his death penalty for wartime offences, Manir told reporters. On November 3, the Supreme Court upheld the death penalty...

‘Kamaruzzaman’s death sentence execution on SC verdict release’

‘Kamaruzzaman’s death sentence execution on SC verdict release’

Convicted war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman’s death sentence will be carried out on the release of the Supreme Court verdict, the law minister has said. A copy of the SC judgment which may be short or full is needed for executing the death sentence, Anisul Huq told The Daily Star this evening. After getting the certified copy of the SC judgment, International Crimes Tribunal-2 will issue a death warrant against Kamaruzzaman and then the jail authorities will carry out the sentence, the minister added. Earlier in the day, Anisul told the media that the sentence will be executed if he does not seek presidential mercy in seven days since hearing the SC verdict...

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