SC upholds Nizami's death penalty

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SC upholds Nizami's death penalty

SC upholds Nizami's death penalty

Dhaka: Supreme Court on Wednesday upholds death penalty of Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha delivered the verdict on Wednesday morning.

Justices Namun Ara Sultana, Syed Mahmud Hossain and Hasan Foez Siddque are members of the bench.

He was sentenced to death by the International Crimes Tribunal on October 29, 2014.

The court upheld capital penalty in three charges, commuting death in one, and life imprisonment in two, commuting two other life imprisonment penalties.

Nizami filed an appeal challenging the death sentence and claimed himself innocent and sought to be cleared of the charges on 23 November, 2014.