SC upholds Sayeede’s imprisonment unto death

15 May,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the verdict commuting war crimes convict Delwar Hossain Sayedee's death penalty to life imprisonment in a war crimes case.

A five-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, pronounced the order rejecting two review petitions -- one filed by the state and another by Sayedee.

The other judges are Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Mia, Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice Mirza Hussain Haider.

Attorney General Mahabubey Alam represented the state in the court while Khandaker Mahbub Hossain stood for Sayedee.

Following the order, the Attorney General said, the Supreme Court’s earlier verdict that commuted the death sentence of Sayedee to imprisonment for life in the case will be upheld.

Earlier, the SC on Sunday adjourned the hearing on two review petitions till today (Monday).

Earlier, on April 4, the Appellate Division fixed May 14 for hearing the two review petitions.

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