Condemned war criminal Nizami's review plea hearing today
The Supreme Court is set to hold hearing today on a petition filed by condemned war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami seeking review of its judgement that upheld his death penalty for his offences during the 1971 Liberation War.
The petition has been included as a fourth item in today's hearing list of a four-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.
Other three judges of the bench are Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice Hasan Foez Siddique.
On April 10, the bench fixed today for hearing the petition.
On March 29, Nizami's lawyers filed the petition praying to the apex court for his acquittal.
The International Crimes Tribunal(ICT)-1 on October 29, 2014 handed down the death penalty to Nizami on four charges of war crimes, including murdering intellectuals during the war.
The 71-year-old was also awarded life imprisonment on four other charges.
The SC on January 6 this year upheld his death sentence on three charges and life term imprisonment on two other charges. The ICT issued death warrant against him hours after the SC had released its full verdict on March 15.