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War criminal Subhan's appeal challenging death penalty dropped

  • Published at 04:20 pm February 18th, 2020
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The order of the Supreme Court denotes that the appeal has no effectiveness at present

The Supreme Court has dropped the appeal filed by war criminal Abdus Subhan challenging his death penalty from its record after his death.

On Tuesday, the apex court declared the appeal abated after Attorney General Mahbubey Alam along with defence lawyers Advocate Joynal Abedin and Advocate Shishir Monir informed the four-member Appellate Division bench, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, about the death of Abdus Subhan.

Shishir Monir told the Dhaka Tribune that the order of the Supreme Court denotes that the appeal has no effectiveness at present.   

On February 14, war crimes convict Abdus Subhan died of old age complications at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

The former lawmaker from Pabna was admitted to the hospital from Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj on January 24.

On February 18, 2015, the now defunct International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) 2 sentenced Subhan to death for crimes against humanity he had committed during the 1971 Liberation War.

On March 18, 2015, Subhan filed an appeal with the Supreme Court challenging his death sentence.

Law enforcers arrested Subhan on September 20, 2012. The ICT 1 indicted him on December 31, 2013. The case was later shifted to ICT 2 for quick disposal.