State to seek review of judgement against Sayedee

State to seek review of judgement against Sayedee

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Dhaka – Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said on Tuesday the state would file a plea seeking review of the Appellate Division judgement that commuted death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee to life imprisonment.
The chief state counsel said this while talking to journalists at his office this noon.The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on February 28, 2013, convicted Sayedee of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to death. He was found guilty in eight of the 20 charges which included murder, rape, arson, loot, abduction and persecution in different places of Pirojpur.
Sayedee filed the appeal against the death verdict on March 28, 2013.
The Appellate Division on September 17, 2014, sentenced Sayedee to imprisonment till natural death, modifying the verdict of the ICT-1.
The Apex Court released the full verdict on December 31, 2015, and copies of the verdict reached the tribunal on January 3.
According to the law, amended after late Abdul Kader Mollah was awarded imprisonment for life, an aggrieved party or parties have to file the review plea within 15 days of the release of the full verdict. Mollah in the review verdict was awarded death and his death sentence has been executed- News Desk

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