Nizami’s appeal verdict on January 6
08 December 2015, Nirapad News: The Appellate Division (AD) of the Supreme Court (SC) today fixed January 6 for delivering verdict on the appeal filed by Jamaat Ameer Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami challenging his death sentences for crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation.
A four-member AD bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha set the date upon conclusion of rebuttals by both the prosecution and defense.
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on October 29, 2014, sentenced the Jamaat chief to death as the 72-year-old convict was found guilty in eight of the total 16 charges.
While delivering the verdict, the tribunal noted that the crimes he had committed intended to “demean the human civilization”.
“No punishment other than death (for Nizami) will be equal to the horrendous crimes for which the accused has been found guilty beyond reasonable doubt,” the verdict said.
The Jamaat chief lodged appeal against the ICT-1 verdict on November 23, 2014.
Police arrested Nizami on June 29 in 2010 in a criminal case and was shown arrested on war crimes charges on August 2, 2010.