Dhaka, Oct. 14: Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Bangladesh National Party’s (BNP) Salauddin Quader Chowdhury have send review petitions against the Supreme Court verdicts that upheld their death penalty for war crimes.
According to The Daily Star, Mojaheed’s lawyer has submitted his review petition to the appeal section of the apex court and has sought his acquittal of all the charges brought against him.
The petition contains 38-pages and mentions 32 grounds for consideration of Mojaheed’s prayers.
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 had given sentence to Mojaheed on the charges of planning and instigating the killing of intellectuals and professionals at the end of the country’s Liberation War. The verdict was later upheld by the country’s Supreme Court.
The petition stated that fresh evidence shows that Al-Badr force was operated and led by Pakistan military and thus Mojaheed, who was a student during the 1971, was not its commander.”
On the other hand, Chowdhury’s lawyer has filed a 108-page review petition to the apex court.
His lawyer Huzzadul Islam told the national daily that the Court will fix a date for hearing his review petition. (ANI)