Dhaka, BdChronicle Law Reporter (Md. Kamruzzaman):
The prisons authorities on Monday afternoon have asked relatives of Mohammad kamaruzzaman, who was awarded death penalty for war crimes in 1971, to meet him at Dhaka Central Jail by 5:00pm.
Confirming the letter of meeting, Shisir Mohammad Manir, a lawyer of Kamaruzzaman said that family members were informed about meeting by a letter sent by Jail authorities.
Three members of the prison authorities delivered the letter to the Jamaat leader’s Mirpur house at around 3:00pm, Manir said.
Kamaruzzaman’ s lawyer asked permission to the jail authoriy to meet him for disscussing the legal issue over whether he will file mercy petition to president or not.
Kamaruzzaman’s lawyer Shishir Mohammad Manir said: “We will decide our next steps after meeting Kamaruzzaman in jail. Now at this moment we cannot say what to do without discussing him (Kamaruzzaman).”
Kamaruzzaman’s death penalty cannot be executed until the copy of the judgement reaches the jail authorities, Shishir added.
Source: BD Chronicle