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
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.