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Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid (Appellant) vs. The Chief Prosecutor, International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh (Respondent)

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh

16 June 2015


CRIMINAL APPEAL NO.103 OF 2013. (From the judgment and order dated 17.07.2013 passed by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 ( ICT-2) in ICT-BD Case No.04 of 2012.)

Abstract

Motive of killings of intellectuals was cold-blooded with a deliberate design in order to cripple the future of this new born country. It is the duty of the Court to award proper sentence having regard to the nature of the offence and depending upon the degree of criminality, the manner in which it was committed and all attended circumstances. The occurrences of killing of intellectuals were committed with the extremely cruel and beastly manner which demonstrated index of the depraved character of the perpetrators. It will be a mockery of justice to permit the accused to escape the extreme penalty of law when faced with such evidence and such cruel acts. The Judges are carrying out the duty under the Law. The sentence awarded by the Tribunal for intellectuals killings is not disproportionate in view of the nature of charge and evidence adduced. The people of this earth did not forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This Nation did not and shall never forget 1971.
The appeal is allowed in part. Appellant Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid is acquitted of charge No.1. His conviction in respect of Charge Nos.3,5,6 and 7 is maintained. His sentence in respect of charge Nos.3,5 and 6 is maintained. His sentence in respect of charge No.7 is commuted to imprisonment for life.


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