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Two JI leaders sentenced to death for war crimes in Bangladesh

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Two JI leaders sentenced to death for war crimes in Bangladesh
Jamaat Islami leader sentenced to death

Verdict against four other persons involved in war crimes in Noakhali area would be announced any day.

Monitoring Desk

Dhaka

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Thursday awarded capital punishment to two persons including former Jamaat MP and Satkhira unit Amir of the party Abdul Khaleq Mandal alias Jallad Khaleq in a case for committing crimes area against humanity in 1971.

Co-accused Khan Roknuzzaman was also sentenced to death in the case.

A three-member strong tribunal of ICT led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam passed the verdict.

Abdul Khaleq Mandal and three others were facing charges of wartime crimes including murder, violation, arson, confinement and forced conversion during the liberation war in 1971.

The ICT indicted them on March 5, 2018 in relation to a case lodged on March 19, 2017.

Out of the four accused, two died in the course of trial. They are Abdullah-hil Baki and Zahirul Islam Tekka Khan.

The tribunal came up with the order as the prosecution and defence concluded arguments in the case on Tuesday.

Another report says that the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) will pronounce judgment any day in crimes against humanity case against four alleged war criminals from Noakhali.

“We are keeping the verdict on CAV (curia advisory vault), a Latin legal term meaning the court awaits verdict,” said Md. Shahinur Islam, chairman of the three-member of the ICT.

The tribunal came up with the order as the prosecution and defence concluded arguments in the case on Tuesday.

The four accused are Amir Ali, Md Joynal Abedin, Md Abdul Kuddus and Abul Kalam alias AKM Monsur. Of the four, Monsur is yet to be arrested.

There was another accused in the case. But the accused Md Eusuf, 70, died of cardiac arrest on May 19, 2016, and his name was dropped from the case.

The ICT on June 20, 2016, framed three charges including genocide against the accused.

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Courtesy: Daily Sun, Dhaka