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Death warrant read out to Kamaruzzaman

The jail authorities read out the death warrant to Jamaat’s senior assistant secretary general Mohammad Kamaruzzaman this afternoon, reports agency.
“I received the death warrant around 1.13pm and read it out to Mohammad Kamaruzzaman around 2 this afternoon,” Senior Jail Super Farman Ali of Dhaka Central Jail told BSS this evening. The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 today issued warrant to execute death sentence Kamaruzzaman, a day after releasing of the full text of his appeal judgment.

The ICT-2 comprising Justice Obaidul Hassan, Justice Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Shahinur Islam signed the death warrant this morning.
Acting deputy registrar of the ICT Mohammad Aftabuzzaman, court keeper Sanjay Sarker and dispatch rider Sirajul Islam took the copies of death warrant wrapped in a red cloth, along with the copies of full judgement released by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, to deliver those in departments concerned.
Later ICT Registrar Mustafizur Rahman held a press briefing at his office and said the copies were sent to Dhaka district magistrate, prison authorities and secretaries to the home and law ministries.

The Appellate Division yesterday released the full text of its judgement upon the appeal filed by Kamaruzzaman, upholding death sentence given to the Jamaat leader by ICT-2.
The four-member panel of AD, headed by Justice (current Chief Justice) Surendra Kumar Sinha, signed on the full text yesterday morning and the department concerned of the Supreme Court then released the 577-page verdict.
Meanwhile, the death warrant has reached Dhaka Central Jail this afternoon, Jail super Forman Ali confirmed this to BSS.

The full text was sent to tribunal yesterday at about 7.45 pm.
According to Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, the senior assistant secretary general of Jamaat Kamaruzzaman now has 14-day time to file a review petition against the judgement.
The ICT-2 on May 9, 2013 sentenced him to death and the AD on November 3, 2014, upheld maximum punishment for the Al-Badr leader.

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