Sobhan’s appeal hearing to begin Oct 16

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 16 Aug 2017, 18:49:47

Sobhan’s appeal hearing to begin Oct 16

The hearing on an appeal, filed by Jamaat-e-Islami top leader Abdus Sobhan challenging death penalty awarded to him by International Crimes Tribunal, will begin on October 16.

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday fixed the date. The three-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha, fixed the date.

The apex court also asked both parties to file concise statement on appeal within two weeks, reports UNB.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state while Advocate SM Shajahan moved for Sobhan.

On February 22, 2015, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 condemned Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sobhan to death for his crimes against humanity, including genocide, during the Liberation War in 1971.

Later on March 19, condemned war criminal Sobhan filed an appeal with the Supreme Court challenging his death penalty.

They attached 1,182 pages of documents with the appeal mentioning 92 grounds for seeking acquittal of the charges.
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