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SC upholds death penalty for Mir Quasem Ali
Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death penalty for Jamaat\'s central executive committee member Mir Quasem Ali in a so called case of crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.
A five-member Appellate Division bench, headed by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, gave the verdict.
On 2 November 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 sentenced the Jamaat-e-Islami leader to death for his alleged war crimes in 1971.
On 30 November 2014, Mir Quasem Ali filed the appeal with the SC challenging the death penalty