Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld death sentence of Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid [ Current Affairs ]
Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid who is war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader. Four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha was decided this decision.
- The court has found Mujahid guilty of systematically killing intellectuals in the end of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh.
- Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid is the third Jamaat leader to appeal in appealed in Bangladesh Supreme Court, but court ruled against them and upheld their death sentences.
- Two other Jamaat leaders are Quader Mollah who executed in 2013 and Kamaruzzaman in 2015.
- Mujahid was leader of the infamous Al-Badr, a militia group that was raised by Pakistan to crush the Bangladeshi independence struggle movement during the Liberation War.
- Earlier, International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) had sentenced him to death for his war crimes such as genocide, conspiracy in killing intellectuals, torture and abduction in 2013.
- Published on: June 24, 2015