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Hearing on ATM Azhar’s appeal starts

BSS, Dhaka

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday started hearing the appeal filed by convicted war criminal and Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam against International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 judgement.
Advocate on record Joynul Abedin started reading the case paper book for Azhar before a four-member apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and deputy attorney general
Biswajit Debnath were present at the court at the time. The first tribunal on December 30, 2014, sentenced then assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami to death for his crimes against humanity in Rangpur during the War of Liberation.
The tribunal found him guilty in five of the total six charges it had framed against him.
The court said he should be hanged for Charge no -2, 3 and 4. In the charge No-2 he was accused of gunning down 15 unarmed innocent civilians in Dhap Para area in Rangpur on April 16.
In Charge no- 3, he was accused of massacre at Jharuarbeel and killing of more than 1,200 unarmed civilians on April 17. And in Charge number-3 he was accused of abduction and murder of four teachers of Carmichael College and others on April 30.

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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