Nizami’s verdict to be executed after completion all legal process: Home Minister

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Dhaka, May 6: The government will execute the verdict of death row war convict Motiur Rahman Nizami after completion of all legal process, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Friday.

“The government won’t hurry to execute Nizami’s capital punishment. It would be executed after ending all legal process,” he told reporters at his Dhanmondi residence.

The trial of Nizami has ended as the country’s apex court also upheld the death sentence—so everybody bound to obey the court order, he added.

“Now, Nizami has only one path to beg his life to the President. It is his own matter. If Nizami doesn’t apply for presidential clemency—the jail authority will execute the verdict,” the home minister said in reply to a query.

On Thursday, a four-member Appellate Division bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha upheld death sentence for Motiur Rahman Nizami for crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971.

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