The International Crimes Tribunal-2 will deliver on Thursday the judgment in the war crimes case against M Kamaruzzaman, assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, now in custody.
The three-member tribunal, headed by Justice Obaidul Hassan, fixed the date today (Wednesday).
Three weeks ago, the tribunal kept pending the pronouncement of the verdict after formally closing law-point arguments from both sides in the trial of the war crimes allegedly perpetrated by Kamaruzzaman.
On June 4 last year, the tribunal indicted M Kamaruzzaman on seven charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 1971 Liberation War. The charges are based on seven separate incidents of crimes against humanity that involve the killing of at least 183 unarmed people and rape of some women.
Born in Sherpur in July 1952, Kamaruzzaman was the president of Islami Chhatra Sangha’s (ICS) local unit of greater Mymensingh in 1971. The ICS was a student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. After Bangladesh’s independence, it was renamed as Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS).
Kamaruzzaman had played the key role in the formation of Al Badr, a vigilante group, derived from the ICS members to collaborate with the Pakistan occupation army that committed genocide and other heinous crimes against humanity during the Liberation War, according to the prosecution case.
Source: UNB Connect