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Magistrates did not talk to Kamaruzzaman, says son

Update : 11 Apr 2015, 11:47 AM

Hasan Iqbal, son of death row convict Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, has trashed the authorities' claim that two magistrates talked to his father over seeking mercy.

While talking to reporters at the jail gate, he said: "The magistrate did not talk to my father at Dhaka Central Jail on Friday."

He told media after meeting his father at Dhaka Central Jail for last time before the execution.

The statement came following two district magistrates' visit to the jail on Friday over decision on whether Kamaruzzaman would seek presidential mercy. 

“The government is hanging my father in false cases as he was only 18-year old during the liberation war” Hasan Iqbal told media.

"He has told us that Islamic movement will be successful in the country for which he is being hanged." 

The jail authorities received the execution order of the Jamaat leader in the afternoon.

On Friday, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said the death-row war crimes convict would not get more time to take decision on whether he would seek presidential mercy. 

Kamaruzzaman trial timeline

On Thursday, the lawyers of condemned war criminal Kamaruzzaman have met the Jamaat-e-Islami leader as he wished to meet his lawyers.

On Wednesday, the jail authorities read out the death sentence before Kamaruzzaman after getting the copy of Monday’s judgement from the International Crimes Tribunal.

A death row convict is executed between 21 days and 28 days after receiving the Supreme Court order.

However, the jail code is not applicable to Kamaruzzaman as he was tried under a special law, the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act of 1973, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told reporters.

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