The verdict on appeal against the death penalty of Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayeedi for crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971 will be pronounced on Wednesday.
A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain, on Tuesday set the date.
The other members of the bench are : Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Justice M Abdul Wahhab Mia, Justice Hasan Fayez Siddiqui and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury.
On February 28, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 found Sayeedi guilty on eight charges and sentenced him to death for killing Ibrahim Kutti and Bisa Bali in Pirojpur in 1971.
The 73-year-old Jamaat leader was found guilty of murder, abduction,
confinement, torture, rape, persecution, and abetment of torture,
looting, forceful religious conversions and arson attack on dwelling
houses in rural areas of southern Pirojpur district during the
On March 28 the same year, Sayedee filed an appeal with the SC seeking acquittal on all charges. But, the same day, the government submitted a another appeal seeking Sayedee’s punishment on all the eight charges.
On April 16 this year, after concluding the arguments, the SC bench kept the appeals waiting (CAV) for delivering judgment.