Patuakhali

Death penalty for 5 Patuakhali war criminals

MNA National Desk: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday convicted five persons from Patuakhali including Ishaq Shikder, and sentenced them to death for their crimes against humanity during the Liberation war.

A three-member tribunal headed by ICT Chairman Justice Md Shahinur Islam pronounced the verdict after reading out 159-page verdict.

The other four other accused are :  Abdul Ghani Hawladar, Abdul Awal alias Moulvi Awal, Abdus Sattar Pyada and Sulaiman Mridha.

Earlier on September 23, 2015, the tribunal issued warrants against them. Later, they all were arrested.

The tribunal framed six charges including murder, genocide, rape and arson against them, reported news agency.

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