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War crimes: Jamaat leader Khaleq, 2 others sentenced to death

Staff Correspondent
War crimes
The International Criminal Tribunal has sentenced two people to death including Abdul Khaleq Mandal, a former MP from Satkhira district for crimes against humanity.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Shahinur Islam pronounced the verdict. Prosecutor Sabina Yasmin Khan confirmed the matter.

The other convict is Khan Roknuzzaman. He is currently a fugitive. According to the source, 8 crimes against humanity including murder, rape, and kidnapping have been proved against the two convicts.

In the charge sheet submitted on March 19, 2017, 7 charges were brought against 4 accused. Among them, 6 people have been charged with murder, 2 with rape, and 14 with physical abuse.

The other two accused: Commander Abdullah Hale Baki, who was granted conditional bail, and fugitive Zahirul Islam Tekka Khan died during the trial.

The tribunal arrested Khaleq in the murder case of Shaheed Mostafa Gazi out of 3 cases filed in Satkhira on August 25, 2015, for crimes against humanity. Besides, Nazrul Islam filed a case against Khaleq, son of martyr Rustam Ali Gazi on July 2, 2009, for killing 5 people including Rustam Ali of Shimulbaria village.
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