BANGLADESH: 4 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 1971 WAR CRIMES IN JASHORE
June 27, 2023:
A war crimes tribunal has sentenced four people to death for killings in Jashore during the 1971 Liberation War. (Source: bdnews24, 25/06/2023)
A three-judge panel of the International Crimes Tribunal headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam issued the verdict on June 25, 2023 with convict Amzad Hossain Molla in the dock.
The three others, the associates of Amzad – Ohab Molla, Mahtab Biswas and Fosiar Rahman Molla – are absconding.
This is the 52nd verdict issued by the tribunal, Prosecutor Shahidur Rahman said.
“Those who killed people indiscriminately during the war are enemies of humanity,” the judges observed in the verdict.
The accused were convicted of killing six people after torture in detention. Another accused, Nawsher Ali, has died.
According to the tribunal’s investigators, Amzad was a commander of the Razakar force, which was formed to collaborate with the Pakistani forces during the war, in Bagharpara.
A Muslim League leader in 1971, Amzad was involved with the Awami League during his arrest several years ago.
The people killed by Amzad and his associates in 1971 are Md Moyenuddin, Dr Nawfel Uddin Biswas, Surat Ali Biswas, Moktar Biswas and Razab Ali Biswas.