DHAKA: The Shahbgah protest demanding death penalty to all war criminals including Quader Mollah, entered seventh day Monday.
Thousands of people of all classes and religions within the country and abroad are raising their voices from Tuesday last for the same demand—“Hang War Criminals”.
The Shahbagh protesters have forgotten to sleep or eat. They are standing firm on their demand.
In the awake of the ongoing demand from common people and legal experts, keeping a provision for appeal within three months of verdict, the government has decided to amend section 21 (2) of International Crimes Tribunal Act-1973.
As per the section 21 (2) of the ICT Act, “The government (which represents the victims in the war crimes trial) shall have the right to appeal to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against an order of acquittal.”
In the latest development the National Parliament expressed solidarity with the demonstrators on February 10 who thronged at Shahbagh intersection demanding capital punishment of war criminals.
People from all walks of life under the banner of ‘Bloggers and Online Activist Network’ are staging demonstration at Shahbagh intersection in the capital demanding capital punishment to all war criminals including Jamaat assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Mollah.
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 Awarded Abdul Quader Mollah with lifetime imprisonment and Abul Kalam Azad alias Bachchu Rajakar with death penalty for their involvement in crimes against humanity.
BDST: 1108 HRS, FEB 11, 2013
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