SC defers Quasem’s review plea hearing for a month

সোমবার, ২৫ জুলাই ২০১৬

25 July 2016 The Supreme Court today deferred until August 24 the hearing on a petition filed by war criminal Mir Quasem Ali against the apex court’s judgement that upheld his death penalty.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division came up with the order a day afterQuasem filed a time petition seeking a two-month deferment on hearing of the review petition.

On June 21, the bench fixed today (July 25) for starting the hearing on the petition.

Quasem submitted the petition to the apex court through his lawyers on June 19, seeking review of its verdict that had upheld his death penalty for the crimes he committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

In the petition, the Jamaat-e-Islami leader prayed to the SC to acquit him of all seven charges on which he was found guilty.

The International Crimes Tribunal on June 6 issued a death warrant against Quasem hours after the SC had released the full text of its verdict upholding his death sentence.

On November 2 of 2014, the ICT-2 handed down capital punishment on the 63-year-old Jamaat leader, who was the chief of anti-liberation force Al-Badr in Chittagong, for committing crimes against humanity.

On March 8 this year, the Appellate Division upheld the ICT-2 verdict.

Quasem is considered by many as the main financier of the anti-liberation party. He allegedly paid $25 million to an American lobbyist firm to carry out a smear campaign to make the war crimes trial controversial, the then law minister Shafique Ahmed told parliament on April 28, 2013.

The death row war criminal was shifted to the Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur prison in Gazipur on June 20.

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