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Jamaat Ameer Nizami in Dhaka Central Jail, verdict text released

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Dhaka – Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami, convicted and sentenced to death for crimes against humanity in 1971 was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur on Sunday night, unb news agency reported.Law enforcers along with Nizami started for the capital from Kashimpur Central Jail part-2 around 10:30pm, said Jailer of the Dhaka Central Jail Nesar Alam.
They reached the Dhaka Central Jail around 11:55pm, Nesar added. Earlier on Thursday, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court rejected the petition of Nizami seeking review of its earlier verdict upholding the death penalty awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal.
On March 15, the ICT issued a death warrant for Nizami for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971 after the apex court released the full text of its verdict upholding his death penalty.
On January 6, a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by the Chief Justice, upheld the death sentence of the Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer.
On October 29, 2014, the ICT-1 sentenced Nizami to death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
Nizami filed an appeal with the SC on November 23, 2014 challenging the death sentence and claimed himself innocent and sought to be cleared of the charges.

On Monday the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict rejecting the review petition of war crimes convict and Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, thus upholding the death penalty awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal.
The written verdicts were released after the four judges — Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice Hasan Foyez Siddique — of the Appellate Division signed the copies of the verdicts turning down the petition to review its earlier order upholding the death sentence for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
Additional Registrar Sabbir Foyez said a process is underway to send a copy of the full verdict to the ICT today. Thereafter it would be forwarded to the jail authorities through the tribunal, he said.
With presidential clemency the only option left for him to avail, speculation is growing that Nizami is set to soon meet the same fate as three of his fellow erstwhile leaders of Jamaat – Qader Molla, A.H.M. Qamruzzaman, Ali Ahsan Mujahid, – and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.
Earlier, Nizami was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur on Sunday night.
On May 5, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court rejected the petition of Nizami seeking review of its earlier verdict upholding the death penalty awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal.

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