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Lawyers to meet Mujahid at Dhaka jail Saturday
Observer Online Report
Published : Friday, 19 June, 2015,  Time : 9:48 PM,  View Count : 18
Five lawyers of Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general and war crimes convict Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid are scheduled to meet him at Dhaka central jail at 11am on Saturday.

Mujahid's lawyer Shishir Monir told the media that he along with four others would meet Ali Ahsan Md Mujahid at Dhaka central jail at 11am on Saturday.

Other four lawyers are: Masiul Alam, Kamal Uddin, Najibur Rahman and Matiur Rahman Akanda.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death penalty to war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid for his wartime offences.

The four-member SC bench led by Chief Justice SK Sinha delivered the verdict.

This is the first time a politician who served as a minister is going to be executed for war crimes.

The ICT- 2 on July 17, 2013, awarded Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid death penalty for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in collaboration with the Pakistan occupation forces.

The Al Badar chief was found guilty of five out of seven charges including of murder of intellectuals, genocide, abduction and persecution.


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