SC may hear Nizami’s appeal 5 days more

The Supreme Court may have five more dates left to hear the appeal of Motiur Rahman Nizami challenging his death penalty for war crimes.

The court said it will hear argument from Nizami’s defence from November 30 to December 2 while from the attorney general on December 7.

Then, the apex court will hear the reply from the defence on December 8.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said this after concluding sixth day’s hearing on Nizami’s appeal.

A Lawyer, who was present at the courtroom today, sought anonymity to tell The Daily Star that the SC may fix the date for delivering verdict on Nizami’s appeal after holding hearing on December 8.

International Crimes Tribunal-1 on October 29 last year handed Nizami the death penalty on four charges of war crimes, including murdering intellectuals. The 71-year-old was also awarded life imprisonment on four other charges.

On November 23 last year, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Nizami challenged the ICT-1 verdict.

Source: The Daily Star

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