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Sixteen specific charges against Nizami
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-10-28,  Publish Time : 22:18,  View Count : 22
International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Wednesday will deliver the judgement in the war crimes case against Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami four months after the deferment of the verdict.

The 71-year-old former industries minister is facing 16 war crimes charges for his alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity and genocide during 1971 war.

The tribunal was scheduled to deliver the verdict on June 24 but the court deferred the judgement as Nizami was not produced in the courtroom "due to illness".

After fixing the fresh date for delivering the verdict, The ICT-1 headed by its chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim ordered the jail authorities to produce Nizami before the court by 10:30am Wednesday.

Sixteen charges brought against Matiur Rahman Nizami are:

1. Causing the arrest, detention, torture and murder of three people including head maulana Kasim Uddin of Pabna Zilla School on June 4, 1971.

2. Conspiring to commit crimes, and cause the killings of 450 people, rape of 30-40 women and deportation of the villagers of Baousgari, Ruposhi and Demra in Pabna on May 14, 1971.

3. Complicity in torture, murder and rape at Mohammadpur Physical Training Institute in Dhaka during the war.

4. Complicity in murder, rape, looting and destruction of properties at Karamja of Pabna on May 8, 1971.

5. Complicity in the murder of 21 unarmed villagers of Arpara and Vutergari under Ishwardi Police Station on April 16, 1971.

6. Command responsibility for and involvement in the murder of 30 people of Dhulaura village on November 27, 1971.

7. Complicity in torture and murder of Sohrab Ali on December 3, 1971.

8. Murder of Bodi, Rumi, Jewel and Azad at the Old MP Hostel on August 30, 1971.

9. Act of genocide that left about 70 Hindus of Brishalikha village killed on December 3, 1971.

10. Involvement in the destruction of Onil Chandra Kundu's house.

11. Delivering an inciting speech on August 3, 1971, during a meeting of Islami Chhatra Sangha at the Muslim Institute of Chittagong.

12. Delivering an inciting speech on August 22, 1971, during a meeting organised in remembrance of Al Madani at the Islamic Academy Hall.

13. Delivering an inciting speech on September 8, 1971, marking the defence day on the Arts Building premises organised by Dhaka city unit of Chhatra Sangha.

14. Delivering an inciting speech to Razakars of Jessore on September 10, 1971.

15. Hatching a conspiracy to commit crimes at Sathia Pilot High School with Razakar commander Samad Miah.

16. Act of genocide to eliminate intellectuals and professionals.

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