Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Formal charges against Ghulam Azam read out

Deposition against Sayedee deferred till Thursday.


The prosecution on Wednesday concluded reading out the formal charges against former Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Ghulam Azam for his alleged crimes against humanity during the country's Liberation War. 

Chief Prosecutor Ghulam Arieff Tipoo during his submission prayed to the International Crimes Tribunal to take action against Ghulam Azam as per provision of International Crimes Tribunal Act.

In his submission, Tipoo said the detained Jamaat leader had committed crimes against humanity and peace alongside genocide, killing and some other grievous offences during the Liberation War in 1971.

The three-judge tribunal headed by its Chairman Justice Nizamul Huq asked the prosecution to show video footage on February 27 on the alleged crimes against humanity committed by Ghulam Azam.

It also adjourned the hearing on the charge framing against Ghulam Azam till February 27 and asked the jail authorities to produce the detained Jamaat leader before it on the day. 

Earlier in the day, the tribunal adjourned till Thursday the recording of prosecution witnesses' deposition against another war crimes accused Jamaat Nayeb-e-Ameer Delawar Hossain Sayedee.

The court passed the adjournment order since the scheduled prosecution witness did not appear before the tribunal due to his personal difficulties.