Nizami’s appeal hearing resumes
25 November 2015, Nirapad News: The Supreme Court (SC) resumed hearing the appeal filed by condemned war criminal Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami challenging the death penalty handed down by International Crimes Tribunal (ICT).
The 4-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha is hearing of the appeal plea for sixth day on Wednesday.
The other members include– Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice Hasan Foez Siddique.
Defense lawyer SM Shahjahan is placing his arguments for the petition in the court.
On Tuesday, the apex court adjourned the proceedings of the appeal hearing till Wednesday.
Earlier on October 29 of 2014, three-member International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 led by its chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim, awarded death sentence to Motiur Rahman Nizami for his crimes against humanity during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.
Other two judges were Justice Anwarul Haque and Justice Jahangir Hossain.
On November 23 of that year, Nizami appealed against the verdict.