Death-row war criminal Quasem sent to Dhaka Central Jail

Death-row war criminal Quasem sent to Dhaka Central Jail


War criminal and death row convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur on Monday morning. Law enforcers along with Quasem started for the capital from Kashimpur Jail part-2 around 7.15am, said Prosanto Kumar Banik, the jail super. On June 6, the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict upholding the death penalty of war crimes convict Mir Quasem Ali for the crimes against humanity he committed during the 1971 Liberation War. Gazipur, UNB News Agency Reported.

Earlier on March 08, the Appellate Division upheld the death penalty for Mir Quasem Ali for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. The International Crimes Tribunal-2 in a verdict had sentenced Mir Quasem Ali, Al-Badr chief in the port city of Chittagong in 1971, to death on November 2, 2014.

On November 30, 2014, Mir Quasem filed an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the death penalty. Top Jamaat-e-Islami financier Quasem, now 64, was president of the Chittagong town unit of the Islami Chhatra Sangha, student wing of Jamaat, till November 6, 1971. He was then made general secretary of the East Pakistan Chhatra Sangha.


Comments are closed.