The senior Nayeb-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami A.K.M Yusuf has passed away in prison from a reported cardiac arrest.
Yusuf has been undergoing trial for alleged war crimes and crime against humanity in 1971 in the Internation Crimes Tribunal (ICT) – 2. Yusuf is among the top Jamaat leaders against whom charges of war crimes have been brought by the Awami League government.
Reputed international bodies including the Human Rights Watch and International Bar Association have raised serious questions regarding the tribunal’s lack of due process and allegations of collusion among the government and the judges.
Source: BD Chronicle