Death row war crimes convicts Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid sought president’s mercy to stall their imminent execution on Saturday afternoon.
Sources said the mercy plea will be sent to President Abdul Hamid today.
Earlier at a press conference, Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s family claimed that the tribunal gave him death penalty through a faulty trial.
The President will take the final decision over the petitions in consultation with the Prime Minister, Anisul Huq added.
Earlier on Thursday evening, the SC released the full text of the verdicts after four judges -- Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice Hasan Foyez Siddique -- of the Appellate Division signed those turning down the review petitions against its earlier orders upholding their death sentences for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
On Wednesday, the SC upheld its previous verdicts on Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, rejecting their pleas for reviewing their death penalties for war crimes, clearing the way for the execution of the judgment.
On October 14, Mojaheed and SQ Chowdhury filed the review petitions with the SC against its verdicts that upheld their death sentences.