Dhaka: Jamat leader and an convict in the Bangladesh war crime Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, assistant secretary-general of Jamaat-e-Islami party will be hanged to death on Friday night at Dhaka Central Jail.
He lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence for atrocities committed during the 1971 independence war, clearing the way for his execution.
Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in May 2013 sentenced Kamaruzzaman to death for committing crimes against humanity siding with the Pakistani troops during the 1971 liberation war.
Kamaruzzaman was found guilty of mass killing, murder, abduction, torture, rape, persecution and abetment of torture in central Mymensingh region.
The Supreme Court on November 3, 2014, upheld his death penalty. The apex court, however, issued the full text of the judgement on February 18 and sent it to the ICT, which immediately issued a death warrant.