Verdict on Mir Quasem’s review plea Tuesday

Verdict on Mir Quasem’s review plea Tuesday

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Dhaka – The Supreme Court is set to deliver its verdict on Tuesday on the petition filed by condemned war criminal Mir Quasem
Ali seeking review of its earlier judgment that upheld his death penalty for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
The full-member Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, will pass the judgment,UNB News Agency Reported.
The review petition has been kept as item no 1 of the Appellate Division’s cause list for Tuesday, according to the apex court’s official website.Earlier on Sunday, the Appellate Division fixed Tuesday for passing the verdict after hearing arguments from both the prosecution and defence.On August 24, the bench adjourned the hearing on the petition till August 28.The bench was scheduled to hear the petition on July 25 but it deferred the hearing until August 24 upon a petition filed by the defence seeking its adjournment for two months.On June 20, Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foez Siddique fixed July 25 for hearing the plea following a petition filed by the state.On June 19, Barrister Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem, son of Mir Quasem, filed a 68-page review petition with the Appellate Division seeking acquittal of the war criminal.The SC released the full text of its verdict upholding the death penalty awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 to Mir Quasem Ali for the crimes he committed against humanity during the Liberation War on June 6.On March 8, the Appellate Division upheld the death penalty for Mir Quasem Ali for his war crimes.The International Crimes Tribunal-2 sentenced Mir Quasem Ali, Al-Badr chief in the port city of Chittagong in 1971, to death on November 2,2014.On November 30, 2014, he filed an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the death penalty.Top Jamaat-e-Islami financier Quasem, now 64, was president of the Chittagong town unit of Islami Chhatra Sangha, the then student wing
of Jamaat, till November 6, 1971.He was then made general secretary of the East Pakistan Chhatra Sangha.

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