Prosecution presses five war crimes charges against 3 Habiganj men

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 DHAKA, May 13, 2018 (BSS) -Prosecution at the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 today submitted formal charge against three alleged Razakars from Nabiganj upazilla in Habiganj, pressing five charges of crimes against humanity against them.

A three-member panel of the ICT-1 led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam set June 4 for holding hearing on whether to take the charges into cognizance.

The three accused are former chairman of Gojanaipur union of Nabiganj Abul Khayer Golap Miah, 66, Md Jamal Uddin Ahammed, 65, and Sheikh Gias Uddin Ahmed, 70. Of the three, Golap was arrested on April 12, 2017, and Jamal was arrested on November 23, 2017. Gias is still at large.

According to the prosecution, the trio was involved in the killings of 17, raping six women, torching 25 houses, abduction and torture of 30 people, among others.

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