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Liakat-Aminul to die for war crimes

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:57 PM, 5 November 2018   Updated: 12:57 PM, 5 November 2018

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The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday sentenced two people to death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

The three-member bench of the tribunal, led by Judge Md Shahinur Islam, passed the order in absence of the accused.

The tow convicts are Liakat Ali, former president of Habiganj’s Lakhai upazila unit Awami League and Aminul Islam alias Rajab Ali of Kishoreganj district, who are now on the run.

Prosecutor Rana Das Gupta and Rezia Sultana Chamon moved for the state while Gazi H M Tamim stood for the accused.

According to the investigation report, Liakat Ali was president of Lakhai upazila unit AL of Habiganj (2003 to 2013). The case was filed against him in 2010. Later, on May 18, 2016, the tribunal issued an arrest warrant against the duo while they went into hiding.