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Nizami Verdict

Prosecution elated; defence terms it unjust

The prosecution termed yesterday's verdict on Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami as their success while the defence called it unjust and said they would appeal against it in the Supreme Court. After the International Crimes Tribunal-1 pronounced Nizami guilty of war crimes and handed down the capital punishment on four charges, Prosecutor Mohammad Ali told journalists outside the court that they had proved beyond doubt eight of the 16 charges brought against him, which led to such a judgment. Another prosecution...

Nizami's War Crimes Trial

Verdict today

Verdict today

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver the long-awaited verdict in the war crimes cases against Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami today, more than four months after the deferment of the judgment in June. The alleged chief of the infamous Al-Badr force is facing 16 charges, including his role in eliminating the Bangalee...

Defence terms verdict 'unjust'

Defence terms verdict 'unjust'

Expressing dissatisfaction over the verdict against war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami, the defence said it is an 'unjust' punishment. "Nizami did not get justice. It is most unhappy judgement, which is breach of justice. We must appeal against the verdict," said Tajul Islam, a counsel for defence. "We are very much aggrieved with verdict," he...

Govt to uphold death rule in Nizami’s appeal

Govt to uphold death rule in Nizami’s appeal

The government will take necessary legal steps to uphold the death penalty for war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami in the Appellate Division and execute the verdict as soon as possible, the law minister said today. “Now we (government) will try to get over with the appeal hearing quickly upholding the death verdict,” Anisul Huq told reporters at his Gulshan residence in the capital while giving his reaction to the media. "I am satisfied over the verdict personally and the government is also pleased with it. The verdict is acceptable," the minister said. Nizami has not only killed people during the country's 1971 Liberation War but also planned killing of many, including the...

Mubarak's murder verdict postponed

An Egyptian court yesterday postponed its verdict in the murder retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak to November, in the latest twist in the legal battle surrounding the ousted autocrat. Mubarak is accused alongside seven of his former police commanders of involvement in the killing of hundreds of demonstrators during the 2011 uprising that ended his three-decade rule. An appeals court overturned his initial life sentence on a technicality. The 86-year-old, brought by helicopter from hospital, was wheeled on an upright...

Azharul's War Crimes Case Concludes

Now wait for verdict

Now wait for verdict

The long list of war crimes cases waiting for verdict delivery has become a little longer as a tribunal yesterday drew conclusion to the case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam. Now, six verdicts are pending with the two international crimes tribunals.   The number might become seven soon as defence witnesses are now being examined in the war crimes case against Jamaat Nayeb-e-Ameer Abdus Subhan. The Tribunal-1 Chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim yesterday said, “Thank you [the prosecution and the defence]. The tribunal has been keeping the cases on CAV [Curia advisari vult, a Latin legal term meaning the court would consider the matter], by tradition. We are keeping it on...

Editorial

SC verdict against Sayedee

THE Supreme Court in a verdict on Wednesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity in 1971. While the victims' families and many others may not find it satisfactory we we accept this judgment which has been pronounced by majority opinion of a full bench of the Appellate Division. It has been delivered at the end of a long process of adjudication during which 48 days of hearings were held by...

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...

Editorial

Drug court's verdict welcome

IN a welcome judgment a Dhaka drug court on Tuesday awarded the highest punishment under the law to a pharmaceutical company owner and her two staff members for manufacturing an adulterated drug for children. Being the first case of such conviction, the court has thus set the stage for holding to account other spurious drug makers, the deadly impact of whose products is yet to be unraveled.   The convicted drug manufacturer, as the case statement goes, was responsible for...

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