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Recently retired judge Nazrul joins Mir Quasem’s lawyers panel
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Recently retired judge of High Court Mr Justice Nazrul Islam Chowdhury has joined the panel of lawyers representing Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami central executive committee member and Entrepreneur Mir Quasem Ali. He took part in the hearing on behalf of Mir Quasem today, second day of hearing the appeal of the Jamaat leader by a five member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.

On November 30, 2014, Mir Quasem Ali’s lawyers filed an appeal with the Supreme Court. In the petition, a total of 181 points have been raised to prove his innocence and seek his acquittal from all charges. The prosecution exhibited materials proves Mir Quasem Ali was not in the place of occurrence during the relevant time of the commission of the offence.

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 awarded him death penalty in war crimes case on November 2, 2014. Earlier, President of Supreme Court Bar Association, Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain and SM Shajahan pleaded during hearing on appeal for all leaders including Jamaat Ameer Maulana Matinur Rahman Nizami. Only Senior Advocate Barrister Abdur Razzaq stood for Abdur Kader Mollah, whose death sentence has been carried out.