Update December 29, 2014

Dhaka 5-13 pm, 29-September, 2020

Verdict on Jamaat leader Azhar’s war crimes on Tuesday

Mirajul Moin Joy

The Jamaat leader, indicted on Nov 12 last year, stands accused of murder, genocide, abduction, torture, and rape in Rangpur during the Liberation War

The Jamaat leader, indicted on Nov 12 last year, stands accused of murder, genocide, abduction, torture, and rape in Rangpur during the Liberation War

Nirapad News : Bangladesh’s first war crimes tribunal will deliver its verdict on Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam on Tuesday.
Hearing in the Jamaat assistant secretary general’s case was completed on Sept 18.

The ICT-1, headed by Justice Enayetur Rahim, fixed the date on Monday.

The Jamaat leader, indicted on Nov 12 last year, stands accused of murder, genocide, abduction, torture, and rape in Rangpur during the Liberation War.

The former president of Rangpur district unit Islami Chhatra Sangha, the then student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, was charged with two acts of genocide that left more than 1,200 people dead.

The 61-year-old Jamaat assistant secretary general was also charged with torture, looting, arson, abduction, rape, mass killing and conspiracy to kill unarmed civilians in Rangpur.

Azharul, son of late Nazir Hossain and Ramicha Khatun of Batasan Lohanipara in Badarganj upazila of Rangpur, was a student of Rangpur Carmichael College during the war.

He had allegedly led the Al-Badr militia to assist the Pakistani army.

Azhar was arrested from his Moghbazar residence on Aug 22, 2012 and has been in jail since then.

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