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2 Netrokona war criminals sentenced to death

  • Published at 01:05 pm April 24th, 2019
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File photo of International Crimes Tribunal

One of the convicted, Sohrab, was present during the verdict

The two accused war criminals from Netrakona have been sentenced to death for their crimes against humanity.

A three-member bench of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam passed the order on Wednesday. 

The two convicted were charged for crimes against humanity—which include murder and genocide, abduction, detention and torture, looting, arson, and rape— during Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971. 

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

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One of the convicted, Sohrab, was present during the verdict whereas another convict, Hedayet Ullah is yet to be arrested.

Chief Prosecutor Golam Arif Tipu along with Prosecutor Zead Al Malum, Mukhlesur Rahman Badal, Sabina Yasmin Munni, Tapos Kanti Baul, and defence lawyer Abdus Sukur Khan were present at the court during the proceedings. 

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 September 8, 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 remains a fugitive.