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Maulana Nizami’s review verdict on Thursday
Tuesday, 03 May 2016

The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on the review plea filed by Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami against his death sentence on May 5 (Thursday).

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order on Tuesday after hearing on the petition filed by the Jamaat leader seeking review of the top court’s verdict that upheld the death sentence given to him by International Crimes Tribunal-1.


Maulana Nizami\'s lawyer Khandker Mahbub Hossain started placing arguments before the bench, which started the day’s proceedings around 9:25am.

On March 29, Maulana Nizami filed the petition mentioning 46 grounds in a 70-page appeal praying to acquit him of all charges on which he was found guilty and awarded the death penalty in a so called case of crimes against humanity committed during country’s liberation war in 1971.

The SC upheld his death sentences on three charges and life term imprisonment on two other charges on January 6, 2016.

Earlier, Nizami was awarded the death penalty by the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on October 29, 2014. He was awarded life imprisonment on four other charges.