Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld death sentence of Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid


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/Last Modified on: June 24, 2015