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ICT-1 hands life-term to 3 war criminals of Sherpur

Published : Tuesday, 13 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 114

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday sentenced life term imprisonment to three accused of war crimes from Sherpurs Nokla upazila for committing crimes against humanity during Bangladeshs Liberation War in 1971.

The convicts are SM Aminuzzaman Faruk, Md Makleshur Rahman alias Tara and AKM Akram Hossain.

They were convicted for killing six people, kidnapping, detention and torture, and arson in Nakla Upazila during the War of Liberation in 1971.

The three-member bench of the tribunal headed by its chairman Justice Md Shahinur Islam handed down the verdict. The other members of the bench were Justice Abu Ahmed Jomadar and Justice KM Hafizul Alam.

Syed Haidar Ali, Sultan Mahmud Shimon, and Rezia Sultana Chaman represented the prosecution, while Abdus Sobhan Tarafder and Abdus Sattar stood for the defence.

The tribunal completed hearing arguments from both sides on January 24 and set Monday for the verdict.

The three convicts were members of the Nakla Upazila Muslim League in 1971. They joined the Razakar forces when the war began.

The case accused them of committing war crimes at multiple locations in Nakla during the war.

The International Crimes Tribunals investigation agency filed charges against four suspects on July 26 in 2017.

On August 30 in 2018, they were indicted by the tribunal.
Among the four, one accused named Emdadul Haq Khaja died during the trial.

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