The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on an appeal filed by war criminal Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami against his death sentence on January 6.
The court on Tuesday fixed the date after concluding the appeal hearings.
bdnews24.com adds, Nizami headed the Al-Badr, the vigilante militia formed to assist the Pakistan army during the 1971 Liberation War. At the time, he was the president of Islami Chhatra Shangha, the then student front for Jamaat, which actively opposed the Liberation War.
He was sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal on October 29, 2014. Eight of the 16 charges against him had been proven.