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War crimes: Verdict against nine Mymensingh men Thursday

09 Feb 2021 16:10, Somoy English Desk
War crimes: Verdict against nine Mymensingh men Thursday
War crimes: Verdict against nine Mymensingh men Thursday

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) will deliver its verdict on Thursday in a case against nine Mymensingh men for allegedly committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

The tribunal, led by its Chairman Justice M Shahinur Islam, fixed the date on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Rezia Sultana Chomon expressed the hope that the accused will get highest punishment.

On March 4, 2018, the ICT framed charges against 11 war criminals hailing from Mymensingh.

However, two of them later died during the trial proceedings.

Of the accused, Khalilur Rahman Mir, Md Samsuzzaman alias Abul Kalam, Mohammad Abdullah, Md Rois Uddin Azadi alias Akkel Ali and Abdul Latif are now in jail while ASM Faizullah, Abdur Razzak Mondal, Alim Uddin Khan and Sirajul Islam have been on the run.

Besides, Mohammad Abdul Malek Akonda alias Abul Hossain and Nurul Amin Shahjahan have died.

As per the prosecution, the accused were involved with the Razakar Bahini during the Liberation War and committed crimes that include killing of four people, torturing nine, looting and committing arson, abduction and confinement.

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