Court sets July 25 to hear Mir Quasem’s review plea

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Dhaka, June 21: The court has fixed July 25 to hear the review plea that filed by the convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali against his death penalty upheld by the Supreme Court (SC) for crimes during liberation.

Chamber judge of the Appellate Division of the SC Justice Hasan Foyez Siddique fixed the date after hearing.

Earlier, the state has plead for date on review hearing of the convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali’s death penalty upheld by the Supreme Court (SC) for crimes during liberation.

The state counsels filed a petition to the concerned department of the Appellate Division on Tuesday.

Earlier on June 19, Mir Quasem Ali sought review of the Supreme Court (SC) verdict that upheld his death penalty for war crimes during the liberation war in 1971.

He submitted the review petition through the lawyers, praying to the apex court to acquit him of all the charges on which he was found guilty.

He sought acquittal to SC referring 14 grounds in the 68-pages petition.

Earlier on June 6, SC published the 244-pages full verdict against Mir Quasem Ali convicting him for war crimes during liberation war in 1971.

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in November 2014 sentenced Quasem to death for atrocities committed during the liberation war in 1971.