War criminal Qaiser's death penalty upheld
Published : Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 at 9:31 AM Count : 305
The Appellate Division on Tuesday upheld former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Mohammad Qaiser's death sentence given by a war crimes tribunal in 2014.
A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain pronounced the verdict.
Lawyer SM Shahjahan stood for Qaisar while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represent the state.
On December 23, 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 awarded death penalty to Qaiser after being found guilty of murder, arson, loot, rape and genocide in Brahmanbaria and Habiganj during the Liberation war in 1971.
Fourteen charges, out of total 16 that brought against him, had been proven beyond any doubt.
Qaisar filed an appeal against his conviction on January 19, 2015.