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Mir Quasem’ death penalty: Date for appeal hearing Wednesday

32The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed Wednesday to announce the date for hearing the appeal filed by condemned war crimes criminal Mir Quasem Ali against his death sentence, reports UNB.

A four-member SC bench led by Chief Justice SK Sinha gave the order as the appeal of Mir Quasem, also a policymaker of Jamaat-e-Islami, came up in the hearing list of the apex court in the morning.

Earlier, the SC had fixed today (Tuesday) for giving the date for the hearing.

Additional Attorney General Murad Reza said both the defence and the prosecution submitted the concise statements of the appeal to the Appellate Division.

The SC can start the hearing now, he added.

On May 28 and August 18, 2015, the SC asked the defence and prosecution to submit the concise statements of the appeal.