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War crimes suspect Nurul Islam gets bail on health grounds

  • Published at 02:27 pm February 19th, 2020
International War Crimes Tribunal
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The International Crimes Tribunal passed the order on Wednesday

The International Crimes Tribunal has granted bail on condition to war crimes suspect Nurul Islam, 60, of Moheshkhali in Cox's Bazar. 

The three-member bench, headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, passed the order considering his health condition after hearing from prosecution and defence on Wednesday.

Defense lawyer Advocate Abdus Satter Palwan said Nurul Islam has long been paralyzed due to stroke. 

"We filed the bail petition as better treatment will not be possible if he remains behind bars," he added.

The tribunal is now recording deposition of witnesses in the case.

Earlier on April 3, 2018, 17 war crimes suspects of Moheshkhali, including Nurul, were indicted by the tribunal. 

The suspects were indicted on 10 counts of war crimes, six for genocide.

They allegedly committed the crimes in different areas of Moheshkhali during the Liberation War.