Dhaka – Family members of convicted Jamaat-e-Islami leader Matiur Rahman Nizami met him at Kashimpur jail about 20 kilometres north of the capital on Thursday.
The Super of Kashimpur Jail part-2 Proshanto Kumar Banik said Nizami’s wife Samsunnahar, his two sons — Najibur Rahman and Naimur Rahman — and three daughter-in-laws Subarna, Raiyan and Falua –- entered the jail gate around 12pm, UNB news agency reported.
They spent half an hour with him and got out of the jail around 12:30pm, the jail super said.
On January 6, a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, upheld the death sentence of the Jamaat leader for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
On March 14, the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict upholding the death penalty of Nizami.
Later, a copy of the Appellate Division’s full verdict was sent to the registrar’s office of the ICT in the evening.
Following his death warrant for Nizami was sent to the Dhaka Central Jail after the ICT issued the same on the day.
The Dhaka jail authorities sent the death warrant to Kashimpur Jail on the same day as convicted Nizami is being kept there.
On March 15, the jail authorities read out the death warrant to Matiur Rahman Nizami at Kashimpur Central Jail.
The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on October 29, 2014, sentenced Nizami to death for committing crimes against humanity, including genocide and the murder of intellectuals, during the Liberation War.
Nizami filed an appeal with the Supreme Court on November 23, 2014 challenging the death sentence and claimed himself innocent and sought to be cleared of the charges.