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Four war criminals sentenced to death in Moulvibazar

  • Published at 01:00 pm July 17th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:10 pm July 17th, 2018
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A three-member bench of the tribunal, led by Justice Shahinur Islam passed the order on Tuesday.

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) sentenced four war criminals to death for committing crimes against humanity in Rajnagar upazila of Moulvibazar district, during the Liberation War of 1971.

A three-member bench of the tribunal, led by Justice Shahinur Islam passed the order on Tuesday, reports UNB.

The four convicts are Akmal Ali Talukdar, Abdur Nur Talukdar alias Lal Miah, Anis Miah, and Abdul Mosabbir Miah. 

Among them, Akmal Ali is presently in jail, while the others remain on the run from the law.

The court sentenced the four war criminals to capital punishment in one charge, and life imprisonment in another.

On Monday, the tribunal had fixed July 17 for delivering its verdict against the convicts. On March 27, after concluding the hearing on the arguments from both sides, the tribunal kept the verdict pending.

All four of them were accused of committing genocide, murder, abduction, and torture between May 7 to November 24 during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971, carried out in Panchgaon and Paschimbhag villages in Rajnagar upazila.

On May 7, 2017, the tribunal framed charges against them. On November 26, 2015, the ICT issued warrants for the arrest of four war crimes suspects. Police arrested one of the accused, Akmal Ali, on the same day from his village residence.