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War crimes: Verdict for 2 Netrakona men Wednesday

  • Published at 01:54 pm April 23rd, 2019
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There are numerous charges of genocide, rape, and torture against the accused

The verdicts for two accused war criminals from Netrakona are set to be announced on Wednesday.

A three-member bench of the International Crimes Tribunal, led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, set the date for the judgement on Tuesday.

The two accused are Sohrab Fakir, 88, and Hedayet Ullah, 80, from Kuloshri in Atpara upazila in Netrokona. 

Public Prosecutor Mukhlesur Rahman Badal, accompanied by lawyers Sabina Yasmin Munni and Tapos Kanti Baul, represented the state; while Abdus Sukur Khan represented the accused. 

Previously, on March 7, the tribunal kept the case to announce the verdict any day after hearing the depositions of both sides. 

The tribunal's investigation team published the final investigation report on 8 September 2016. Later it was submitted to the tribunal. 

There were originally three accused in the case. However, Enayet Ullah alias Manju, 70, died during trial; and Hedayet Ullah is still a fugitive. 

There are six charges against the two accused of: murder and genocide, abduction, detention and torture, looting, arson, rape, plus crimes against humanity.