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Death penalty for 5 Patuakhali war criminals

  • Published at 12:46 pm August 13th, 2018
War Crime

On September 6, 2015, police arrested them on charges of: looting, killing, torturing, and arson  during the Liberation War

The International Crimes Tribunal has handed down the death penalty to five men from Patuakhali for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

A three-member bench of the tribunal headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam handed down the verdict on Monday, reports UNB.

The convicts are: Ishak Shikdar, Solaiman Mridha, Abdus Sattar Peda, Abdul Goni Hawladar, and Awal alias Moulvi Abdul Awal.  All of them hail from different villages in sadar upazila.

The charges of murder and rape against the five war criminals were proved by the tribunal.

Earlier on Sunday, the tribunal set Monday to deliver the verdict.

On May 30, the tribunal kept the verdict pending after the concluding arguments from both sides of the case.

Previously, on November 19, the tribunal took into cognizance the charges against them for their involvement in the crimes against humanity.

On September 6, 2015, police arrested five accused war criminals,  from different parts of sadar upazila in Patuakhali district, on charges of: looting, killing, torturing, and arson during the Liberation War.

On March 8, 2017, charges were framed against them for violating 15 biranganas, torturing 17 women, and vandalising 15 houses.