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Mojaheed, SQ Chy to hang for war crimes as SC upholds ICT verdict

18 November, 2015 04:48
Mojaheed, SQ Chy to hang for war crimes as SC upholds ICT verdict

The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld death sentence for war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

The SC passed the verdict by rejecting appeals by the criminals to review their death penalty for crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 War of Independence.

A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the verdict at 11:30am today wrapping up the judicial process regarding the trial of the two key war criminals -- Mojaheed of Jamaat-e-Islami and Chowdhury of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Jamaat worked against Bangladesh’s independence by collaborating with Pakistan and its military in then East Pakistan and participated in the genocide that followed.

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