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SC hearing on Ghulam Azam appeal Dec 2
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-10-22,  Publish Time : 10:29,  View Count : 30
DHAKA: The Supreme Court (SC) set December 2 for starting hearing the appeals filed by convicted war criminal former Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Ghulam Azam and the government challenging the verdict.

The five-member of Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice M Mozammel Hossain fixed the date on Wednesday.

On July 15, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) sentenced Ghulam Azam for 90-year jail on charges of committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of 1971.

The ICT had found him guilty of in five categories of crime -- conspiracy, planning, incitement, complicity (abetment) and murder.

On August 5, 2013, defence lawyer Zainul Abedin filed appeal against the International Crimes Tribunal-1 verdict.

On the other side, the government on August 12 last year submitted separate appeal to the apex court seeking death penalty for Ghulam Azam and a ban on the anti-liberation political party, Jamaat-e-Islami.


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