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2 get death, 3 to serve jail until death

Published on: 2:57 pm - Wednesday | January 10, 2018

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Wednesday sentenced two people to death and three to jail until death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

The three-member tribunal, led by its Chairman Justice Shahinur Islam, handed down the verdict.

Of the convicts, Yunus Ahmed and Ozayer Ahmed Chowdhury have been given the capital punishment while  fugitive Shamsul Hossain Tarafdar, Mobarak Miah, Nesar Ali sentenced to prison until death.

UNB adds : Nesar Ali and Ozayer Ahmed were awarded death sentences on charge No. 5 out of total five charges for killing 14 members of a Hindu family at Kholagram in Rajnagar upazila during the Liberation War.

The 202-page judgment was read out by the tribunal judges starting from 10:30 am.

The ICT-1 on November 20, 2017 kept the verdict on CAV (curia advisory vault, a Latin legal term meaning the court awaits verdict), meaning the court can pass judgment any day.

The ICT-1 on June 9, 2016 took five charges pressed by the prosecution into cognizance.

Hearing on charge framing was held on November 2 of the same year.

The tribunal on December 8, 2016 indicted the five in the crimes against humanity case.

According to the prosecution, the accused ran havoc in the locality during the War of Liberation as the leaders of local Razakar Bahini and Al-Badr.

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