SC to hear Sayedee's review plea tomorrow
An Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, is set to hear tomorrow the review petitions filed against its verdict that commuted death sentence of convicted war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee to imprisonment until death.
The government and Sayedee filed two separate review petitions with the apex court in January last year with different prayers. The government in its petition sought death penalty for Sayedee for his war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War, while Sayedee, a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami prayed for his acquittal.
The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on February 28, 2014, sentenced Sayedee to death for killing Ibrahim Kutti and one Bisa Bali in Pirojpur in 1971, even though it had found him guilty of eight charges.