Dhaka -The International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday issued separate warrants of death against condemned war crimes convicts Jamaat leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.
Three judges of the tribunal — Justice Anwarul Haq, Chairman, Justice Shahinur Islam and Justice Mohammad Sohrawardy — singed the death warrants.Copies of the full verdicts sentencing Mojaheed and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury to death reached the tribunal on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court released the full verdicts, clearing the way for the execution of the judgments.
Wrapped in red cloth, the warrants have been sent to the jail authorities for reading out those before the convicts.
Earlier, the Supreme Court on June 16 upheld the death sentence awarded by the then ICT-2 to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed on the charge of killing intellectuals during the Liberation War in 1971.
The then International Crimes Tribunal-2 on July 17, 2013 awarded Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed death penalty for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in collaboration with the occupation forces, after finding the Al Badr boss guilty of five, out of seven, charges.
Mojaheed filed an appeal with the Appellate Division on August 11, 2013 against his capital punishment awarded by the ICT-2.
The Supreme Court On July 29 upheld the verdict of the then International Crimes Tribunal-1 that had condemned BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death for committing crimes against humanity, including rape and mass killing, during the Liberation War, 43 years ago.
The then International Crimes Tribunal-1 On October 1, 2013, found the BNP leader guilty of crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation and condemned him to death.
Salauddin Quader Chowdhury filed an appeal with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against the ICT verdict On October 29 of the same year.- UNB