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War crimes verdict on 5 Netrokona men Thursday

The charges against them include: murder, abduction, rape, arson, looting, and torture

Update : 27 Mar 2019, 11:49 AM

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) will give its verdict in a case filed against five Netrokona men, for their alleged involvement in war crimes committed during the Liberation War.

The three-member tribunal, led by its Chairman Justice Md Shahinur Islam, set the date on Wednesday. 

The accused are: Abdul Mazid, 66; Abdul Khalek, 67; Kabir Khan, 70; Abdus Salam, 68; and Nur Uddin, 70.

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Previously, on January 28, the tribunal kept the verdict waiting , after the counsels of both sides wrapped up their closing arguments.

During the arguments, the prosecution demanded capital punishment for the war crimes the five were accused while the defence sought the acquittal of their clients from all charges.

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On April 19, 2017, the tribunal framed seven charges against the five alleged razakar leaders of Netrokona. The charges include ones of: murder, abduction, rape, arson, looting, and torture.

On May 22, 2016, the prosecution filed a formal charge sheet against the six alleged razakars of Netrokona for their crimes against humanity during the 1971 war.

Later, one of the accused—Abdur Rahman, 70—died at hospital after being arrested in the case.

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