The Supreme Court today fixed February 2 for starting hearing on the appeal of war criminal and Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali challenging his death penalty for his wartime crimes against humanity.
Four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha fix the date as the appeal came up before it for an order.
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on November 2, 2014 sentenced Quasem to death for crimes against humanity in 1971. He later filed an appeal with the SC challenging the tribunal's verdict.
Quasem, a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Central Executive Council, in his appeal cited 181 reasons for his acquittal on all the charges.