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12:00 AM, January 11, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 11, 2010

Bangabandhu Murder Verdict

Huda, Mohiuddin, seek SC review

Two of the five detained killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman yesterday filed review petitions with the Supreme Court against the judgment confirming their death sentences.
Lawyers for convicts Bazlul Huda and AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed filed the petitions to the section concerned of the apex court.
The rest three death-row inmates in the Bangabandhu murder case are Syed Farooq Rahman, Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan and Mohiuddin Ahmed.
Anisul Huq, chief state counsel in the case, yesterday told The Daily Star that he would apply to the SC today or tomorrow for expeditious hearing of the review petitions.
He also said preparations for the executions will remain stalled until the review petitions are settled.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Al-Mamun, counsel for Bazlul Huda and AKM Mohiuddin, yesterday said his clients had not submitted any mercy petitions to the president of their own account.
He said their consent was taken under duress.
The same day, Huda's sister Mahfuza Pasha Reza and AKM Mohiuddin's wife Hosne Ara Mohiuddin told reporters at the SC that the two [convicts] had not filed any mercy petitions.
The claims come a day after Inspector General (prisons) Brig Gen Ashraful Islam Khan told the press that Lt Col (artillery) Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Major (lancer) AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed had sought presidential clemency through the jail authorities.
In another development, Jail Super Touhidul Islam yesterday afternoon handed the mercy petitions to Home Secretary Abdus Sobhan Sikder.
Talking to reporters at his ministry, the home secretary said the petitions would now be sent to the prime minister's office and then to the president's.
The IG (prisons) was present at that time.
On November 19 last year, the SC confirmed the death sentences to a dozen ex-army officers including the five.
Of the others, one is dead and six are on the run.

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