The Supreme Court today released the full judgement on war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee paving way for a review against his commuted punishment.
The court released its full judgment, which commuted Sayedee’s death sentence to imprisonment until death, after the apex court’s five judges signed it.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, who is now abroad, had told The Daily Star his office will move a review against the judgment seeking death for Sayedee’s wartime offenses.
Meanwhile, Sayedee’s counsel Shishir Manir has said his client will move a review petition seeking acquittal of Sayedee from all charges brought against him.
On February 28, 2013, International Crimes Tribunal-1 sentenced Sayedee to death for killing Ibrahim Kutti and one Bisa Bali in Pirojpur in 1971, even though it had found him guilty on eight charges filed against him.
On March 28, 2013, Sayedee filed an appeal with the SC seeking acquittal on all charges. The same day, the government submitted a separate appeal seeking Sayedee’s punishment on all the eight charges.
The SC on September 17 last year announced a short order in which it commuted Sayedee’s death sentence to imprisonment until death.