Death sentence to three Noakhali war criminals


DHAKA, March 13, 2018 (BSS) – The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1
today sentenced three war criminals from Sudharam, Noakhali, to death and
another to 20-year imprisonment for committing monstrous crimes against
humanity in 1971.

A three-member tribunal bench headed by Justice Md. Shahinur Islam passed
the order this morning as the charges brought against the criminals were
proved beyond any reasonable doubt.

The three condemned convicts are Amir Ali, Md Joynal Abedin and Abul Kalam
alias AKM Monsur. Md Abdul Kuddus was sentenced to suffer 20-year behind the
bars. Of the four, Monsur is on the run.

The tribunal like earlier order asked the ministry of home affairs and
inspector general of police to take appropriate steps to ensure the
absconding convict face the justice.

Yesterday, the ICT-1 set today to pass judgment in the case. The first
tribunal on February 6 concluded hearing of the case, saying it would
pronounce judgment of the trial any day.

There was another accused in the case. But the accused Md Eusuf, 70, died
of cardiac arrest on May 19, 2016, and his name was dropped from the case.

The ICT on June 20, 2016, framed three charges against the accused.