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SQ Chy shifted to Dhaka jail, verdict today


BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury who awaits judgment on the trial of the crimes against humanity perpetrated in 1971, was shifted
to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur on Monday ahead of the verdict.   The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver its verdict on Tuesday in the war crimes case against the BNP leader.   SQ Chowdhury was taken out of unit-1 of the Kashimpur jail around 5pm and transferred to the Dhaka Central Jail amid tight security.   The ICT-1 on August 14 formally closed summing–up arguments from both sides in the trial of the 1971 war crimes, including genocide, allegedly perpetrated by the detained BNP MP and
kept the verdict pending for any day.   This will be the first verdict against a BNP leader on war crimes charges.   On April 4 last year, the tribunal indicted him for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War on 23 counts under different provisions of section 3 (2) of the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973.   The charges include abduction and murder of civilians, collaborating with the  occupation army to kill and torture unarmed people, genocide, looting of valuables and torching of houses and other properties, persecuting people on religious and political grounds, and committing atrocities on the Hindus in Chittagong district. – UNB


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