Verdict on Nizami Tuesday

RTNN News Desk: The war crimes tribunal will pronounce the verdict in the case against Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami on Tuesday for his involvement in crimes against humanity.

The three-member International Crimes Tribunal 1 led by Justice M Enayetur Rahim set the date on Monday morning.

Earlier on March 24, the tribunal kept the case against Nizami waiting for verdict.

However, the arguments were heard once again, as the former chairman went into retirement on December 31 before delivering the verdict.

On February 23, the law ministry appointed High Court Division Judge M Enayetur Rahim as the chairman of International Crimes Tribunal 1.

Fresh hearing of closing arguments in the war crimes case against Motiur Rahman Nizami began on March 10.

Nizami was indicted on May, 2012 over 16 counts of war crimes, including rape, murder, abduction and inciting violence during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

He is said to have been a key figure in the setting up of the Peace Committee and Razakar force, meant for oppressing pro-liberation Bengalis.

On January 30, Nizami and 13 others, including ex-junior home minister Lutfozzaman Babar, were sentenced to the gallows in a 10-truck arms haul case.

Source: RTNN