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Tribunal calls for Nizami's re-argument

Update : 26 Feb 2014, 05:29 AM

The International Crimes Tribunal has called for further arguments in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

The Justice M Enayetur Rahim-led Tribunal 1 set the date for re-argument to commence from March 10 on Wednesday morning.

The case of Nizami for his crimes against humanity during 1971 was left pending after ex-Tribunal 1 chairman ATM Fazle Kabir retired in December last year.

On February 23, the law ministry appointed High Court Division Judge M Enayetur Rahim as the chairman of International Crimes Tribunal 1.

Nizami was indicted on May, 2012 over 16 counts of war crimes, including rape, murder, abduction and inciting violence during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

He is said to have been a key figure in the setting up of the Peace Committee and Razakar force, meant for oppressing pro-liberation Bengalis.

On January 30, Nizami and 13 others, including ex-junior home minister Lutfozzaman Babar, were sentenced for the gallows in a 10-truck arms haul case.

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