Family meets Kamaruzzaman at jail
28 February 2015, Nirapad News: Family members of Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, a war crime convict on death row, met him at the Dhaka Central Jail on Saturday morning.
A total of eight members, including Kamaruzzaman’s wife Nurunnahar have entered the jail at 10:40 am.
Talking to reporters after the thirty-minute meeting, Mohammad Shishir Manir, counsel for the death-row convict, said the family members went to see Kamaruzzaman as part of regular visit.
“We’ll appeal to the higher court and hope to get justice,” the counsel added. Earlier on January 29, the last meet took place.
On February 19, the prison authorities read out the death warrant to Kamaruzzaman immediately after International Crimes Tribunal-2 issued it. On February 18, the Supreme Court released the full text of the verdict against the war criminal.
The review petition challenging his death penalty has to be filed in 15 days from the day the death warrant was read out to the convict.
On November 3, 2014, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld the tribunal verdict that had awarded death sentence to Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
M Kamaruzzaman was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur after the SC upheld his death penalty.