Dhaka, 17 July, Abnews: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) -1 today sentenced four Razakars from Rajnagar, Moulvibazar, to death for their monstrous crimes against humanity committed in 1971.
“…They were convicted and condemned to the ‘sentence of death’ and they will be hanged by the neck till they are dead,” said Justice Md Shahinur Islam, chairman of the three-member tribunal.
The tribunal passed the judgement as it found Akmal Ali Talukder, 79, Abdun Nur Talukder alias Lal Miah, 66, Anis Miah, 80, and Abdul Mosabbir Miah, 67, guilty in both the charges.
Of the four, only Akmal was present during the pronouncement of the verdict, as the three others are yet to be arrested and were tried in absentia.
The tribunal sentenced them death for committing genocide as described in charge number one and were sentenced to ‘imprisonment for life till biological death’ for committing confinement, torture, abduction and murder as described in charge number two.
“However, as the convicts have been condemned to ‘sentences of death’ , as above, the ‘sentence of imprisonment for life’ awarded in respect of charge no two will get merged into the ‘sentences of death’ as awarded above,” the verdict added.
The first tribunal on March 27 kept the verdict on CAV (Curia Advisari Vult, a Latin legal term reserving judgment until some subsequent day) as the hearing in the case ended on that day.
The tribunal on May 7, 2017, indicted the four, framing two charges of crimes against humanity against them.