Kamaruzzaman to file review petition


Convicted war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman has asked his lawyers to file a review petition against the Appellate Division verdict which upheld the International Crimes Tribunal’s sending the Jamaat leader to death.

Kamaruzzaman’s lawyer Tajul Islam made the statement while talking to the journalists after meeting the Jamaat leader at Dhaka Central Jail on Saturday morning.

The four other counsels who met Kamaruzzaman at the jail gate are Tajul Islam, Ehsan A Siddiq, Moshiul Alam and Matiur Rahman Akand.

Earlier, the five lawyers went to the jail and talked to him for 31 minutes from 10:37am.

Manir said their client is mentally and physically stable and calm.

Claiming Kamaruzzaman innocent, the defence lawyer said he was not involved in any kind of offences leveled against him.

The defence will file the review petition in 15 days from February 19, the day when Kamaruzzaman was informed about the release of full text of the apex court verdict, said the lawyer.

The International Crimes Tribunal 2 issued a death warrant for Kamaruzzaman on Thursday after the apex court released full text of the verdict.

The tribunal sentenced Kamaruzzaman to death on May 9, 2013, for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971
Liberation War. Five out of seven charges were proved by the prosecution in the case.

Kamaruzzaman appealed against the judgment after a month.

The Apex Court handed down capital punishment to Kamaruzzaman for the massacre of Sherpur’s Sohagpur village, which has come to be widely known as “Bidhoba Palli,” or the village of widows, following a mass killing in 1971.

Source: Ittefaq


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