Wednesday, 06 January 2016 09:41

SC upholds Nizamies death penalty for war crimes

Newsflash Correspondent The Appellate Division on Wednesday upheld death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami amir Motiur Rahman Nizami for planning the killing of intellectuals and mass killings in Pabna during the war of independence in 1971. A four-judge bench, chaired by Chief Justice SK Sinha, delivered the verdict at about 9:10am in the morning pronounced the unanimous decision rejecting his appeal. Other judges of the bench were Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice Hasan Foez Siddique. Nizami’s death sentence was upheld in three charges for instigating Pakistan army and Razakar members to shoot about 450 civilians of Baousgari, Rupashi and Demra villages, Nizami’s involvement and responsibility for murders of 22 un-armed civilians by gun-shots in Dhulaura and abduction and killings of intellectuals. On October 29, 2014, the International Crime Tribunal-1 sentenced Nizami to death on four war crimes charges, one related to planning and designing the intellectual killings and three others related to mass killings in his hometown Pabna.
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