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Two more awarded death penalty for war crimes

Dhaka, Nov 5 : The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday sentenced two people to death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

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.

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

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

According to 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 arrest warrant against the duo while they went into hiding.