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Seven to be hanged for war crimes in Bagerhat

Published : Thursday, 30 November, 2023 at 5:15 PM  Count : 2144

Seven to be hanged for war crimes in Bagerhat

Seven to be hanged for war crimes in Bagerhat

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Thursday sentenced seven people to death for committing crimes against humanity in 1971 Liberation War in Bagerhat.

The seven convicts are- Khan Akram Hossain, Sheikh Md Ukiluddin, Md Mokbul Mollah, Khan Ashraf Ali, Rustam Ali Mollah, Sheikh Idris, and Sheikh Rafiqul Islam alias Babul.

Among the seven convicts, Ashraf, Rustam, Idris, Rafiqul were tried in absentia.
The three judges --- chairman Justice Md Shahinur Islam, members Justice Md Abu Ahmed Jamadar and Justice KM Hafizul Alam -- read out the summary of the 293-page judgment one by one. Justice Md Shahinur Islam read out the sentencing portion.

The tribunal came up with the judgment as it found the seven guilty in all the seven charges framed against them and ordered them to be hanged by the neck till their death.

The tribunal sent three convicts Khan Akram Hossain, Sheikh Md Ukiluddin and Md Mokbul Mollah to prison together with the conviction warrant and a copy of the judgment.

The tribunal on August 1, 2018 framed seven charges of crimes against humanity against total 12 accused in the case.

Out of the 12, four accused Idris Ali Mollah, Md Hashem Ali Sheikh, Sultan Ali Khan and Md Maniruzzaman Howlader died during trial and another accused Md Ajahar Ali Sikder died on October 17, 2023, after closure of summing up phase.

Their names were dropped from the judgment.


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