No legal bar to execute Mir Quasem: AG
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam today said there has no legal bar to execute death row war criminal Mir Quasem Ali as he will not seek presidential mercy.
“Now the government can take preparation for his execution,” he told The Daily Star.
The development comes after the 63-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami leader Quasem today informed the jail authorities that he will not seek mercy to the president.
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Quasem, widely considered a top financier of Jamaat, had said he would not decide what to do until his son, allegedly picked up by unidentified men 22 days ago, returns home.
He was widely considered as a top financer of anti-liberation party Jamaat and led ruthless militia Al-Badr in Chittagong to commit crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
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On November 2, 2014, International Crimes Tribunal-2 handed capital punishment to 63-year-old Jamaat leader Quasem over crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971.
The Appellate Division upheld the verdict on March 8 this year and released the full text on June 6, hours after which the ICT had issued a death warrant for him.
On June 19, Quasem submitted his petition seeking a review of death.