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Justice Amir appointed judge of War Crimes Tribunal

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Dhaka – The government on Tuesday appointed Justice Amir Hossain, a judge of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court, as a member of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1).Justice Amir Hossain replaced Justice Md Shohrowardi. The latter was sent back to the High Court Division from the ICT-1 on the day.
ICT deals with the cases filed in connection with the crimes committed against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971.
Law Secretary ASSM Zahirul Haque Dulal told newsmen that the government appointed Justice Amir Hossain after the Supreme Court sent a proposal to the law ministry in this connection.
However, the law secretary could not disclose when and who will be appointed the Chairman of the ICT-1 though the tribunal has been running without a chairman since July 13 when its chairman, Justice Anwarul Haque, passed away.
The President and the government will decide about who will lead ICT-1 as its Chairman, the law secretary added.

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