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Review petition rejected : Kamaruzzaman's death sentence upheld
Observer Online Report
Published : Monday, 6 April, 2015,  Time : 12:15 PM,  View Count : 76
The Appellate Division on Monday rejected war crimes convict Muhammad Kamaruzzaman’s review petition against its previous verdict in favour of his death penalty that was earlier awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2).

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order rejecting the review plea.

Earlier on March 5,  Kamaruzzaman filed a petition seeking review of the Appellate Division judgment upholding the death sentence awarded by the tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

On November 3 last year, the Supreme Court upheld the verdict delivered by the ICT-2 that had awarded the Jamaat leader death sentenced.

In May, 2013, Kamaruzzaman, a 1971 operator of infamous Al Badr vigilante outfit, was sentenced to death for his crimes against humanity, including murder, abduction, torture, rape and mass killing during the Liberation War by the International Crimes Tribunal-2. The Tribunal found him guilty of five of the seven charges levelled against him by the prosecution.

On February 18, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 issued a death warrant for Kamaruzzaman after receiving the full text of the Supreme
Court verdict that upheld his death penalty for his crimes against humanity during 1971.

On the same day, the prison authorities read out the death warrant to Kamaruzzaman.

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