Update February 18, 2015

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Kamaruzzaman death penalty verdict – full text released

Sumel Sarker

War Criminal Kamruzzaman

War Criminal Kamruzzaman

18 February 2015, Nirapad News: The Supreme Court has released the full text of its verdict awarding death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami leader, also a death-row war criminal, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman.

The apex court headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha published the 579-page judgement after all the judges signed the court order on Wednesday.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam will brief the media over the issue around 2:30 pm.

On May 9 last year, the International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Kamaruzzaman to death for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. He appealed against the judgement after a month.

On November 3, 2014, the Appellate Division upheld the death penalty.

Kamaruzzaman was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur the next day.

Kamaruzzaman was an al-Badr leader in 1971. He was also a top leader of the greater Mymensingh Islami Chhatra Sangha, the then student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, and was also the office secretary of East Pakistan Islami Chhatra Sangha.

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