ICT sets Wednesday to deliver verdict against 6 Gaibandha war crimes accused

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Dhaka, November 21: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Tuesday set Wednesday to pronounce judgment in crimes against humanity case against six alleged war criminals from Gaibandha, including Jamaat leader and former lawmaker Abdul Aziz alias Ghoramara Aziz, reports BSS.The other five accused are Md Ruhul Amin alias Monju, 61, Md Abdul Latif, 61, Abu Muslim Mohammad Ali, 59, Md Nazmul Huda, 60, and Md Abdur Rahim Miah, 62. Of these, only Latif is in jail.

“Verdict tomorrow,” said Justice Md Shahinur Islam, Chairman of the three-member panel of the tribunal.

The tribunal on October 23 kept the judgment on CAV (curia advisory vult, a Latin legal term meaning the court awaits verdict) after concluding hearing the arguments of the case for second time.

The recently reconstituted ICT-1 on October 12 today fixed October 22 for rehearing the arguments in the case.

Earlier, the tribunal on May 9 had kept the verdict in the case on CAV for the first time.

“But due to death of Justice Anwarul Haque, former chairman of the tribunal, government had to reconstitute the tribunal and the new tribunal decided to rehear the arguments,” said prosecutor Syed Sayedul Haque Suman.