Family members of condemned war crimes convict Jamaat leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed met him at Dhaka central jail on Friday.
Five members of Mojaheed’s family- his wife, three sons and a daughter- entered the jail around 10:50 am and came out around 11:20 am.
While talking to the reporters at the jail gate, Mojaheed’s wife Tamanna-e-Jahan said “My husband will file a petition with the Supreme Court seeking a review of its verdict upholding his death penalty. We hope that he will be acquitted”.
On October, 1, the International Crimes Tribunal issued a death warrant against condemned war crimes convict Mojaheed . The warrant was sent to Dhaka Central Jail on the day and then it was read out to the Jamaat secretary general.
Earlier, the Supreme Court on June 16 upheld the death sentence awarded by the then ICT-2 to him for killing intellectuals during the Liberation War in 1971.
The then International Crimes Tribunal-2 on July 17, 2013 awarded Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed death penalty for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in collaboration with the Pakistan occupation forces, after finding the Al Badr boss guilty of five, out of seven, charges.
On August 11, 2013, condemned convict Mojaheed filed an appeal with the Appellate Division against his capital punishment awarded by the ICT-2.