August 10, 2022, 6:18 pm
The International Criminal Tribunal has sentenced six people including Amjad Hossain Howladar of Khulna Baithaghata Razakar to death in the case of crimes against humanity.
The three-member International Criminal Tribunal headed by Justice Shahinur Islam announced the verdict on Thursday. Earlier on May 22, the tribunal was waiting for the verdict after presenting the arguments of both sides.
The other five accused in the case are Sahar Ali Sardar, Atiyar Rahman, Motachim Billah, Kamal Uddin Goldar and Nazrul Islam. Nazrul Islam is absconding among them. At first there were eight accused in this case. After the arrest two accused Mozahar Ali Sheikh and Ashraf Sheikh died of illness.
Allegations of various crimes against humanity including murder, torture, abduction, looting, arson against the accused have been proven during the investigation. The tribunal accepted the testimony of 16 people in the case.
The investigation of the case started on November 15, 2015. On August 8, 2017, a 10,27-page report was submitted to the tribunal against the accused. According to the report, Amjad Hussain was a supporter of Convention Muslim League and later Jamaat during the Liberation War of 1971. Six other accused were supporters of Convention Muslim League and Jamaat at the same time.