Verdict in war crimes case against Mymensingh Al-Badr leader tomorrow


 DHAKA, May 9, 2018 (BSS) – The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 today set tomorrow to pronounce its judgement in the crimes against humanity case against Mymensingh Al-Badr commander Reaz Uddin Fakir.

“Verdict tomorrow,” said Justice Md Shahinur Islam, chairman of the three- member panel of the ICT-1.

The first tribunal on March 21 kept the verdict on CAV (curia advisori vult, a Latin legal term, meaning the court awaits verdict), as the arguments in the case against the lone accused concluded on that day.

The tribunal in December 11, 2016, framed five charges of crimes against humanity against Fakir, 67, and Md Waz Uddin, 70. But later, it was learned that Waz Uddin died five months before the passing of indictment order.

Of the five charges, one was particularly framed against Waz Uddin, whose name has been dropped naturally along with that charge.

A total of 19 prosecution witnesses have testified in the case.