International Crimes Tribunal today has sentenced a man to death on charges of crimes against humanity, including murder and genocide in Habiganj. At the same time, the tribunal sentenced three people to life imprisonment and acquitted another in the case.
The three-member International Crimes Tribunal, headed by Justice Md. Shahinur Islam, handed over the verdict on Thursday.
The accused was sentenced to death – Maulana Md. Shafiuddin, a fugitive and a resident of Lakhai upazila.
The convicts were sentenced to life imprisonment in this case – Md. Tajul Islam alias Khokon, Jahed Mia, Chalek Mia. Besides, the acquitted accused Sabbir Ahmed is absconding.
Sabbir Ahmed, the second accused to be acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal. Earlier, the tribunal had acquitted Abdul Latif of Mymensingh in a verdict on February 11 last year.
Following the verdict, the prosecution of the International Criminal Tribunal said “it was satisfied with the verdict.”
However, the lawyer of the accused said “they did not get justice”. They are hoping to get justice from the High Court if they appeal.
On March 21, 2018, the International Criminal Tribunal released its final investigation report against the accused. Two charges have been brought against the accused for various crimes including looting, arson, kidnapping, detention, torture and murder during the Greta War of Liberation. At the end of the investigation, a total of 21 people were called as witnesses in the case.