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Nizami’s appeal hearing likely to end before December 15

Sumel Sarker

Motiur Rahman Nizami

Nizami’s appeal hearing likely to end before December 15

23 November 2015, Nirapad News: Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has expressed hope that the appeal hearing of convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami is likely to be ended by December 15 before the beginning of the Supreme Court’s vacation.

Talking to journalists at his office on Sunday, the AG said, “The defence side is now presenting paper book of the case. I hope, the hearing on the appeal petition challenging Nizami’s death penalty will be ended before December 15.”

bdnews24.com adds, On Oct 29, 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 sentenced Nizami to hang till death.

The tribunal said in its unanimous verdict that eight of the 16 charges levelled against him had been proven.

The charges included spearheading the execution of intellectuals, mass killing, rape and loot during the nine months of bloodshed in 1971.

The 71-year-old, already carrying a death sentence in the 10-truck arms haul case, headed a militia group, which carried out a systematic campaign of torture and execution of pro-liberation elements during the 1971 war.

Nizami moved the Appellate Division on November 23, 2014 against the verdict.

He cited 168 reasons for letting him walk free in the 6,252-page appeal that include supporting documents.

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