There is no chance of the war crimes tribunal giving Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee’s verdict within this week.
Crimes Tribunal registrar dismisses rumours, says the press would be informed
International Crimes Tribunal registrar, Nasiruddin Mahmud, told a handful of
reporters that the press would be informed a day or two ahead of the date as has
been the case for both the verdicts.
“Not this week,” he
When asked whether there was any substance behind a strong rumour
that the Jamaat-e-Islami executive council member will have his verdict
delivered on Feb 14, the registrar thought for a few seconds and said dismissing
it altogether, “Not a chance.”
Jamaat Assistant Secretary General Abdul
Quader Molla, accused of murder, rape and genocide besides other war crimes, was
given life in prison on Feb 5 which sparked strong protests across the country
with hundreds of thousands demanding a death penalty.
The protests led to
a vigil at Shahbagh intersection at the heart of Dhaka City where tens of
thousands have been shouting slogans against the war criminals, Jamaat-e-Islami,
its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir and collaborators, over last six
Also a former district judge, Nasiruddin Mahmud told journalists on
Monday, “You will get to know when the next verdict is due.”
case was wrapped up on Dec 29 when the tribunal said it required more time to
consider the matter. Currently, it is the only one awaiting
Famous for his religious sermons across the country, Sayedee
was indicted on Oct 3, 2011 for 20 war crimes charges including murder, rape,
arson and loot in and around Pirojpur’s Parerhat area.