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War Crimes Trial
Tribunal reading out verdict
Observer Online Report
Published : Wednesday, 18 February, 2015,  Time : 11:25 AM,  View Count : 36
The International Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) began reading out the verdict against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan on Wednesday which is set to deliver its verdict against him for his alleged crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

The tribunal started reading out the summary of 165-page verdict around 11:15am.

Earlier in the morning, the Jamaat leader has been brought to the tribunal around 8:50am with high security.

On Tuesday, three-member tribunal, led by chairman Obaidul Hasan, set the date to pronounce the verdict.

The Jamaat leader is facing nine charges, including killing and genocide.

He was the General Secretary and subsequently the Vice-President of 'Peace Committee' in Pabna during the 1971 war.

On September 20, 2013, Subhan was arrested from Tangail in a case of looting.

On December 4 last year, the three-member tribunal kept the verdict pending after closing the summing-up arguments on factual and law points from both sides over the case.

The tribunal on December 31, 2013, framed charges against Maulana Sobhan on nine counts of crimes against humanity, including genocide, during the Liberation War under sections 3(2) and 4(1) (2) of the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973.

According to the prosecution, it received allegations like genocide, arson and looting perpetrated by Sobhan, the then leader of Pabna Peace Committee (collaborator) and Pabna district Jamaat ameer, in collaboration with the Pakistan occupation forces, including Razakar, Al Badr and Al Shams, during the war.

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