Family meets Kamaruzzaman


Family members of convicted war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman met him at Dhaka Central Jail on Saturday morning.

A total of eight members including Nurunnahar, wife of Kamaruzzaman, entered the jail around 10:40am.

She was accompanied by daughter Afia Nur, daughter-in-law Shamim Ara, brother-in-law Abul Kalam Azad, nephew Sanwar Hossain, three nieces Roksana Jebin, Shahana Jebin and Afroza Jahan.

Senior jail super Farman Ali told reporters that the visit is a part of regular meeting. They are allowed to talk to him for half an hour.

Earlier on Thursday, Advocate Shishir Munir, lawyer of death-row convict Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, received the certified copy of full verdict of the Appellate Division.

A certified copy, which is required to file a review petition on the verdict, was handed over eight days after ICT had issued the death warrant for the convicted war criminal.

On February 19, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 issued the death warrant, the day after the SC released the full text of its verdict.

On that day, attorney general Mahbubey Alam said the convict has a chance to file a review petition within 15 days from the publication of full verdict.

But, the defense lawyer Shishir Munir claimed that the period would be counted from the day of receipt.

On February 21, five lawyers of Kamaruzzaman met their client at Dhaka Central Jail.

During an hour-long meeting, Kamaruzzaman directed his lawyers to file a review petition.

On February 18, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court published the full verdict of the death penalty of Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general for his involvement in crimes against humanity in 1971.

Earlier on November 3 in 2014, the Appellate Division upheld the death penalty for Kamaruzzaman awarded by International Crimes Tribunal-2.

On May 9, 2013, the ICT-2, led-by Justice Obaidul Hassan, awarded capital punishment to the Jamaat assistant secretary general for his crimes against humanity during country’s Liberation War in 1971.

Source:   banglanews


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