The International Crimes Tribunal-1 has awarded former 'razakar' commander and Brahmanbaria Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain death sentence for killing, abduction and torture during the Liberation war in 1971.
The three-member ICT-1, headed by Justice M Enayetur Rahim, pronounced the verdict on Monday.
Two, out of five, charges against the 64-year-old have been proved, the judges said in the 92-page verdict.
The judgement was handed down for killing 33 civilians on the bank of Ganga Sagar Dighi at Akhaurha’s Tanmandayl village on Aug 22, 1971.
He was awarded life imprisonment for the abduction and murder of Abdul Khaleque of Satian Village at Brahmanbaria.
Earlier in the morning, Mobarak was taken to the court by a police van around 9:20am under tight police protection as the court is set to deliver its verdict on him.
On April 23, 2013, the tribunal framed charges against Mobarak for his crimes during the Liberation war. At that time, he was the organising secretary of Mugra union unit of AL in Akhaura upazila of Brahmanbaria.
A case was filed against Mobarak on May 3, 2009 at a Brahmanbaria court.
The prosecution submitted formal charges against him on February 25, 2013 and the court took the charges into cognisance on March 12 the same year.