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Review application of Mujahid rejected
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Tribunal has rejected the review application against the order of framing charge in so called case of crimes against humanity against Jmaat-e-Islami Scretary Gneral and former minister Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid. Yesterday on Sunday other two members Obaidul Hasan and Shahinur Islam of international crimes Tribunal -2 headed by chairman ATM Fazle kabir delivered this order of rejection of review application. Under the permission of the Chairman, the order was perused by member Obaidul Hasan. To be noted that barrister Abdur Razzaq participated in hearing of this review application earlier on last 9th July.

In the hearing of that day, Barrister Abdur Razzaq said, after 40 years, initiation of trial without any explanation is unprecedented in the world. In some cases though trial started late, there accused persons were previously marked. In those cases, the accused persons probably stay absconding. But as Mr. Mujahid did not go outside the country or hide himself even there filed no General Diary against him let alone case, he can’t be tried as there was no explanation of starting proceeding in the case. After completion of hearing, Tribunal fixed 15th July as the date of order.

Barrister Abdur Razzaq further said in the hearing that Mr. Mujahid was not called the leader of Al-Badar in anywhere of formal charge sheet but this word had been inserted in the order of the Tribunal. He argued in favor of deleting this word. He further said, “there is another specific law to try the commission of torture. Then what is the use of the law of crimes against humanity? Mr. Mujahid was called as conspirator in a place and perpetrator in the other. Same person at a time can’t be prosecuted for two contradictory crimes. “

In the order, the Tribunal told, “the objections presented in the review application shall come in the proceedings later. So, the arguments submitted by the defence can’t be admitted in this stage of the case. For this reason, the review application of Mr. Mujahid is rejected”