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Tribunal reading out 204-page verdict
Long-awaited verdict today
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-10-29,  Publish Time : 10:31,  View Count : 71
The International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) on Wednesday morning started reading out the summary of the 204-page verdict of Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami for his crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

Justice Anwarul Haque, a panel member of the three-member ICT-1, began reading out the verdict around 11:10am.

Nizami's charge of superior responsibility was proved into the summary that reading out by justice.

Earlier in the morning, he has been taken to the tribunal from Dhaka Central Jail as the ICT-1 is set to deliver its verdict against him.

A prison van carrying Nizami entered the court premises around 9:20am and later he was kept in the tribunal lock-up.

Security around the tribunal has been beefed up ahead of the verdict. Vehicular movement remains halted from Doel Chattar to High Court Mazar area since morning following the verdict.  

Nizami was brought to Dhaka from Gazipur's Kahsimpur Central Jail on Tuesday night as the ICT-1 fixed today for the verdict.

Earlier, the tribunal fixed June 24 for Nizami's verdict but it later deferred due to his sudden illness.

Nizami was arrested on June 29, 2010, in a case filed in connection with hurting religious sentiments of the Muslims.

On December 11, 2011, the prosecution submitted the formal charge against Nizami before the tribunal.

On May 28, 2012, the tribunal indicted the Jamaat ameer for committing the 1971 crimes against humanity.

Nizami was sentenced to death in January this year for his role in the sensational 10-truck arms haul in Chittagong in 2004.


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