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'Steps to be taken as per law if Mujahid, Salauddin seek clemency'

Update : 20 Nov 2015, 08:08 AM

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said measures will be taken according to the law if war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury seek presidential clemency.

He made the statement while talking to the journalists at a programme held in the capital on Friday.

He said: “Mujahid and Salauddin have not yet sought the president's clemency. If they do, the next measures will be taken according to the law.”

On Thursday evening, the jail authorities read out the full verdict of the apex court against Mujahid and Salauddin at jail.

The Appellate Division bench, which on Wednesday had dismissed the two review petitions filed against their death sentences, released the full text in the evening.

Salauddin was awarded death penalty on October 1, 2013 for committing crimes against humanity including genocide and torture of freedom fighters and Hindus in Chittagong’s Raozan area. The Appellate Division upheld his sentence on July 29 this year.

On July 17, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal 2 ordered to hang Mujahid by the neck for the massacre of intellectuals including scientists, academics and journalists, and his involvement in the murder and torture of Hindus in Faridpur during the war.

Mujahid appealed against the tribunal verdict on August 11, 2013 and the hearing began on April 29 this year. On June 16, 2015, the Appellate Division delivered its judgement, upholding death for the Jamaat secretary general. 

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