3 awarded death on charges of war crimes

3 awarded death on charges of war crimes

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Dhaka, March 13 – The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Tuesday convicted three war crimes accused and sentenced them to death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.The three-member tribunal of the ICT led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam declared the verdict on Tuesday morning.
The convicts are: Amir Ali, Md Joynal Abedin and Abul Kalam alias AKM Mansur. Other convict Abdul Kuddus was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.
Earlier on February 6, the tribunal concluded the hearing the arguments from both sides. The four accused persons faced trial for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity conducted during the Liberation War in 1971 in Noakhali’s Sudharampur upazila. Earlier, the tribunal kept the verdict pending for declaration of the verdict any day.
The prosecution submitted the charge sheets against five persons, including the four in the case. As the other accused of the case, M Yusuf, died after the charge sheet was submitted, he was not indicted in the case.
On June 20, 2016, the tribunal framed three specific charges against the four accused for their alleged involvement in crimes.
The investigators started investigation against the five suspected war criminals on November 16, 2014 and submitted a report before the prosecution on August 31, 2015.
Three charges include killing over 100 people, including 41 of Sonapur and Sreepur villages, in Sudarampur upazila on June 15 in 1971. – Special Correspondent

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