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Charges submitted against Mueen and Ashrafuzzaman

Update : 25 Apr 2013, 08:42 AM

Prosecution submitted formal charges at the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) against Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan today (Thursday) for their alleged involvement in the killing of intellectuals during the 1971 War of Liberation.

Sixteen allegations have been brought against the duo on a total of five counts of crime including complicity, abduction and murder.

Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, a journalist in 1971, and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a central committee member of Jamaat-e-Islami’s then student wing Islami Chhatra Sangha (now known as Islami Chhatra Shibir) have been directly linked with the abduction and killing of 18 noted personalities during the last days of the War of Liberation.

The ICT investigation agency handed over the final probe reports to the prosecution in September 2012 where the duo was accused of the abduction and killing of university professors, journalists and doctors.

Meanwhile, Nazimuddin Khattab, the 5th prosecution witness, has finished giving his deposition in the cases filed against Jamaat’s Nayeb-e-Ameer Matiur Rahman Nizamion charges of committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

Khattab’s questioning has been adjourned till next Sunday.

The charges against Nizami include genocide, rape, torture, abduction, confinement and conspiracy, which he allegedly committed in Pabna, Jessore, Chittagong and Dhaka during the War.  

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