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SQ Chy's wife, son's trial begins for leaking war crimes verdict
Observer Online Desk
Published :Monday, 15 February, 2016,  Time : 6:44 PM  View Count : 20
War criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s wife and son have been indicted along with five others for leaking his verdict handed down by the International Crimes Tribunal.

Bangladesh Cyber Crimes Tribunal judge KM Shamsul Alam on Monday set the date for hearing testimonies for Mar 28.

The former BNP MP from Chittagong was executed in November last year for crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s Liberation War.    

His wife Farhat Quader Chowdhury and son Hummam Quader Chowdhury pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Among the seven accused in the case, six were present in court. The other is absconding.

On Oct 1 2013, Salauddin Quader, found guilty of atrocities during the 1971 war, was given the death sentence by the ICT.

But before the verdict was announced, the BNP leader’s wife and other members of the family showed ‘copies of the verdict’ to journalists, claiming they had found them on the internet.

Amid a furore over the incident, the ICT admitted that the draft of the verdict had indeed been leaked and the tribunal registrar had filed a case with police.

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