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Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Bhadra 26, 1421, Zilqad 14, 1435 Hijr

Azhar's counsel ends arguments on charges
Publish Date : 2014-09-10,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 27
The defence in the trial of Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam, charged with committing crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation, today concluded their arguments on charges.
Advocate Abdus Subhan Tarafder, counsel for Azhar, today argued for his high profile client and placed his arguments on charge number 5 and 6. The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 then set Wednesday to place defence arguments on legal points.
The prosecution concluded their part of arguments on August 26, seeking death for Azhar for his wartime crimes.
A total of 19 witnesses, including the investigation officer, testified against Azhar. Of them, the prosecution declared their 7th witness hostile.
On the other hand, the defense produced one Anwarul Haque, a distant relative of Azhar, as their sole defense witness and exhibited their defense documents through him.     ?BSS

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