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12:00 AM, January 14, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:29 PM, January 17, 2016

Sayedee now to appeal for acquittal

War criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee will file a petition with the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict that commuted his death penalty to jail unto death.

He would seek acquittal from the charges in which he was found guilty, Masud Sayedee, son of the convict, told The Daily Star after meeting his father at Kashimpur Jail-1 in Gazipur yesterday.

Three lawyers accompanied Masud during the visit.

Earlier on Tuesday, the government filed a review plea seeking death penalty fro Sayedee.

“My father has decided to file a review against the Supreme Court judgment. He has given necessary instructions today to his lawyers in this regard," Masud said, adding that the plea would be filed by January 21, as his father was officially informed about the SC's full judgment on January 6, though it was released on December 31 last year.

The review petition has to be filed within 15 days from the date when the accused receives a certified copy of the full judgment or is officially informed about it, according to the SC judgment on the review petition of Abdul Quader Mollah, who was executed in December 2013.

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on February 28, 2013 sentenced Sayedee to death for killing Ibrahim Kutti and one Bisa Bali in 1971.

Following two appeals by Sayedee and the government, a five-member bench of the apex court on September 17 last year delivered a short order based on majority views commuting Sayedee's death sentence to imprisonment until death.

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