SC verdict on war criminal ATM Azharul any day | 2019-07-10

SC verdict on war criminal ATM Azharul any day

Sun Online Desk

10th July, 2019 11:14:09 printer

SC verdict on war criminal ATM Azharul any day

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court will deliver its judgment any day against war criminal and Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain set the date on Wednesday morning.

Earlier, the top court started the hearing of the war criminal on June 18.

Advocate Joynal Abedin Tuhin stood for Azhar and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam—along with his other deputies—represented the state.

International Crimes Tribunal 1 on December 30, 2014 sentenced Azharul, assistant secretary general of Jamaat, to death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

Later on, Azharul filed an appeal with the SC challenging the verdict.

In the appeal, he prayed to the Appellate Division to acquit him of the charges claiming that he is innocent.


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