Death for 1, imprisonment till death for 2 brothers

01 June,2016

RTNN News Desk: The International War Crimes Tribunal has handed down the death penalty to one of the three razakars of Habiganj for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

The three-member tribunal led by Justice Anwar Haque gave the verdict on Wednesday morning.

Mahibur Rahman alias Boromia was awarded the death penalty while his brother Mujibur Rahman alias Angur Mia and their cousin Abdur Razzak were awarded imprisonment till death.

On May 11, the tribunal kept the verdict waiting to be delivered any day against the three razakars after recording closing statements in the case.

The three are charged with the murder of two freedom fighters, rape of two women, confinement and torture of an unarmed civilian, and arson and looting of the house of Maj Gen (retd) MA Rob, the deputy commander-in-chief during the 1971 Liberation War.

The trio hail from Baniachong upazila’s Khagaurha union. The siblings served as chairmen of the union parishad.

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