One Sentenced To Death For War Crimes In B,desh

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Dhaka: Three brothers from Habiganj on Wednesday were found guilty of war crimes and one of them was sentenced to death by International Crimes Tribunal-1 in Bangladesh. The three-member special tribunal handed life terms to the other two.

Muhibur Rahman alias Boromian, 65, was awarded death penalty and his younger brother Mujibur Rahman alias Angur Mian, 60, and their cousin Abdur Razzak, 63 were awarded imprisonment until death, reports the Daily Star.

The sentence of death and life in jail were given in the first charge that implicated the trio to the killing of two freedom fighters and for raping women, they were given 20 years of rigorous imprisonment.

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For confinement and torture of unarmed civilian, they were slapped seven years of rigorous jail, while for the arson and looting of the house of Major General (retd) M.A. Rob, the Liberation War’s deputy commander-in-chief, they were given 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.

Chief prosecutor Ghulam Arieff Tipoo present during the verdict expressed satisfaction. However, Defence counsel Masud Rana expressed discontent with the verdict saying that his client did not get justice and that his clients will file appeal with the Supreme Court