Update October 13, 2015

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Five lawyers request to meet Mujahid

Sumel Sarker

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Five lawyers request to meet Mujahid

13 October 2015, Nirapad News: Five lawyers of death row convict Jamaat-e-Islami secretary, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, sought permission from the Dhaka Central Jail authority to meet him at the jail at 3:00pm on Tuesday.

Mujahid’s lawyer Shishir Monir confirmed the matter to banglanews through a short message (SMS) in the morning.

The other four lawyers are Mashiul Alam, Ehsan Abdullah, Matiur Rahman Akand and Asad Uddin.

The lawyers want to meet the Jamaat leader to finalize the review petition of death sentence.

Earlier on October 3, the lawyers met Mujahid for his directives about the review petition.

On June 16, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, through a summary verdict, upheld the death sentence that the International Crimes Tribunal-2 handed down on July 17, 2013, for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha led the four-member bench that upheld the verdict.

The full verdict was published on September 30. Later on October 1, the jail authority read out the verdict to Mujahid.

The Jamaat leader, however, can file review petition within 15 days that is October 15.

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