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SC dismisses appeals on Ghulam Azam verdict

SC dismisses appeals on Ghulam Azam verdict

The Supreme Court today dismissed two appeals filed by convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam and the government against his verdict and seeking a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami respectively. The apex court passed the dismissal order saying that the appeals have become abated as the former Jamaat ameer has died. The four-member bench of the Appellate Division...

SC seeks concise statements on Nizami verdict

SC seeks concise statements on Nizami verdict

The Supreme Court today asked both the state and defence counsels to submit in two weeks the concise statements on an appeal filed by convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami against his death sentence. The four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha passed the order as the appeal of Nizami came in its hearing list today. A concise statement contains the legal points on which the lawyers place arguments before the Appellate Division during its hearing. International Crimes Tribunal-1 on October 29 last year handed him the death penalty on four charges of war crimes, including murdering intellectuals. The 72-year-old was also awarded life imprisonment on the...

WAR TRIAL

Jabbar verdict tomorrow

Jabbar verdict tomorrow

A tribunal in Dhaka will deliver its verdict tomorrow in the case against fugitive accused Abdul Jabbar for his alleged crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The alleged chairman of Mathbaria Thana unit of Peace Committee, an auxiliary force to the Pakistani occupation army, is facing five charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed in Pirojpur in May and October of 1971. The charges levelled against the former Jatiya Party lawmaker include killing 36, forcefully converting 200 Hindus to Islam, looting and torching 500 houses in several villages of the district. “Let the matter be fixed tomorrow for delivery of judgement,” Justice M Enayetur Rahim, chairman...

Statement on Bergman verdict: Tribunal exonerates 14 dignitaries

Statement on Bergman verdict: Tribunal exonerates 14 dignitaries

A tribunal in Dhaka today exonerated 14 dignitaries of contempt proceedings after they apologised unconditionally for their statements on the Dhaka-based British journalist David Bergman’s punishment. The International Crimes tribunal-2 headed by its Chairman Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order after the 14 eminent personalities apologised to it. The three-member tribunal fixed March 3 to...

War Crimes Trial

Appeal hearing in SC stumbles

Disposal of the appeals filed by seven convicted war criminals against their death sentences is taking time as the Supreme Court has many other urgent and important cases to deal with, said court sources and lawyers concerned. The Appellate Division of the SC is yet to start hearing any of the seven appeals. It has disposed of separate appeals filed by three war crimes convicts in around two years. Of the pending appeals, the top court is now set to deal...

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 warrant issued for Kamaruzzaman

Death warrant issued for Kamaruzzaman

The prison authorities have read out the death warrant to condemned war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, hours after a war crimes tribunal issued the warrant yesterday. Farman Ali, senior jail super at Dhaka Central Jail, said: “I have read out the death warrant to Muhammad Kamaruzzaman around 2:30pm. He wanted to talk to his lawyers for next legal steps.” Five defence lawyers are scheduled to meet him at the jail on Sunday morning for instructions. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 issued the warrant for the Jamaat-e-Islami leader after the Supreme Court on Wednesday released the full text of its verdict upholding the death penalty. Assistant secretary general of Jamaat, Kamaruzzaman was handed capital punishment for...

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...

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...

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