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ICT to pronounce judgment in 41st case any day

  • Published at 05:43 pm November 16th, 2019
old High Court building
The old High Court building that now houses the International war crimes tribunal Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The ICT-1 on October 17 kept the judgment in case against alleged Razakar Abdus Sattar alias Tipu alias Tipu Sultan from Rajshahi, on Curia Advisory Vault (CAV), a Latin legal term meaning the court awaits verdict

The International Crimes (ICT) has so far delivered judgment in 40 cases of crimes against humanity since its inception on March 25, 2010, and is waiting to pronounce verdict in 41st case any day.

The ICT-1 on October 17 kept the judgment in case against alleged Razakar Abdus Sattar alias Tipu alias Tipu Sultan from Rajshahi, on Curia Advisory Vault (CAV), a Latin legal term meaning the court awaits verdict.

Justice Md Shahinur Islam, chairman of the three-member tribunal, issued the order after hearing both the prosecution and defence sides, reports BSS.

Of the 40 cases, which have been disposed off by the tribunal, verdicts in 29 cases were pronounced by ICT-1, while 11 judgments were delivered by ICT-2, which has been kept non-functioning from September 15, 2015.

Of the cases, which have been disposed off by the two tribunals, seven were completed in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, with execution of six convicted war criminals including former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami, its Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, Assistant Secretary General Abdul Qader Mollah and Muhammad Amaruzzaman and BNP leader Salauddin Qader Chowdhury.

Another Jamaat leader, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, is undergoing life imprisonment as the apex court has commuted his death sentence, initially awarded by the ICT-1.

On October 31, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld death sentence of another Jamaat leader, ATM Azharul Islam, while his counsels said they would file a plea to review the judgment once the full text of the verdict is released.