Mir Quasem Not To Seek Mercy: Prisons Official


Dhaka: Death-row war criminal Mir Quasem Ali has decided not to seek mercy from the president by repenting for the atrocities he committed as an Al-Badr commander during the 1971 Liberation War.

Prashanta Kumar Banik, Superintendent of Central Jail-2 at Gazipur’s Kashimpur, around 4:15pm on Friday told bdnews24.com: “We had asked him in the afternoon about his decision. He said he won’t seek presidential clemency.”

With his last legal recourse, the review petition, rejected by the Appellate Division on Tuesday, the Jamaat-e-Islami baron could have only gambled on presidential pardon. The top financier of the Jamaat was awarded the death sentence by the International Crimes Tribunal in 2014.

The Supreme Court in March this year upheld the verdict, following which he sought a review of the judgment.