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War crimes: One to hang, three get jail until death

Tribunal finds them guilty of looting, arson, kidnapping, torture and murder

Update : 30 Jun 2022, 04:22 PM

The International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday sentenced Maulana Shafi Uddin of Habiganj to death, three others to imprisonment till death and acquitted another accused Sabbir Ahmed for committing war crimes in 1971.

The three convicts sentenced to jail until death are Md Tajul Islam, Md Jahed Mia, and Chalek Mia. Shafi Uddin and Sabbir Ahmed were tried in absentia.

A three-member International Crimes Tribunal headed by Chairman Justice Shahinur Islam pronounced the verdict.

On March 21, 2018, the tribunal released its final investigation report on the accused. The investigation in the case started on March 22, 2016 and ended on March 21, 2018. 

The four convicts were found guilty of several crimes during the Liberation War, including looting, arson, kidnapping, detention, torture and murder. 

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