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SC defers appeal hearings of 3 war criminals

MNA National Desk: The Supreme Court has deferred appeal hearings on Jamaat-e Islami Assistant Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam, Jamaat leader Abdus Subhan and former minister of state Syed Mohammad Kaiser of the Jatiya Party following requests from both the state and the defence.

On Tuesday morning, an appellate bench led by acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah postponed the hearings to Nov 21.

The International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Subhan to death on charges of crimes against humanity on 18 February 2015. In the verdict, six allegations out of nine were proven against Subhan.

Former Jatiya Party leader Syed Mohammad Kaiser was sentenced to death on 23 December 2014 while ATM Azharul Islam was sentenced to death on 30 December the same year.

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