Update February 19, 2015

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Death warrant issued for Kamaruzzaman

Sumel Sarker

War Criminal Kamaruzzaman

War Crimes convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman

19 February 2015, Nirapad News: The International Crimes Tribunal has issued death warrant against war crimes convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman.

Tribunal staff left the tribunal premises with the warrant to submit it to the Dhaka Central Jail authorities around 12:50 pm on Thursday.

Jailer Nesar Ali of Dhaka Central Jail told  that they received the death warrant.

Earlier, an official of the tribunal, on condition of anonymity, told that the judges of International Crimes Tribunal 2 signed the death warrant around 12 noon.

Upholding the death penalty for Kamaruzzaman given by tribunal 2, the Supreme Court released the 579-page full verdict of Kamaruzzaman’s appeal on Wednesday.

From Wednesday, the Jamaat leader would get 15 days for filing the review petition. The Appellate Division might take maximum a week for hearing and disposing of the petition.

The tribunal sentenced Kamaruzzaman to death on May 9, 2013 for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. Five out of seven charges were proved by the prosecution in the case.

Kamaruzzaman appealed against the judgement after a month. The Appellate Division upheld his death penalty on November 3 last year.

The Apex Court handed down capital punishment to Kamaruzzaman for the massacre of Sherpur’s Sohagpur village which has come to be widely known as “Bidhoba Palli” or the village of widows, following a mass killing in 1971.

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