War crimes: Mir Kashem verdict Sunday

War crimes: Mir Kashem verdict Sunday

The International Crimes Tribunal is set to pronounce its verdict on Sunday in the case against Jamaat leader Mir Kashem Ali for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

Tribunal 2 fixed the date on Thursday morning. Mir Kashem was arrested from Bangla daily Naya Diganta office in the capital on June 17 last year.

He was indicted on September 5 last year on 14 charges of crimes against humanity he had committed in Chittagong as an al-Badr commander.

According to the prosecution, Mir Kashem was the chief of Chittagong city unit of Islami Chhatra Sangha, then Jamaat’s student wing.

Mir Kashem had led the armed al-Badr group in the port city and used Daleem Hotel as their torture camp where freedom fighters and the pro-liberation people had been brought and killed following torture.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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