The lawyers of war crimes convict Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman were asked to file a review petition as they met their client in Dhaka Central Jail on Saturday morning. ‘He (Kamaruzzaman) directed us to file a review petition and he believes he will get justice and be acquitted through it,’ M Tajul Islam, one of the lawyers, told reporters after an hour-long meeting.
Five lawyers led by Tajul entered the jail premises around 10:30am and met Kamaruzzaman two days after an International Crimes Tribunal issued warrant for the execution of death sentence of the condemned war criminal. The three-member judges of ICT-2 on Thursday issued the warrant after receiving the copy of the Appellate Division’s full verdict that upheld Kamaruzzaman’s death sentence handed down by the tribunal in May 2013. When asked about the date of submission of petition, Tajul said, ‘We are taking preparation and accordingly will file petition within the stipulated time.’
Earlier on Thursday, Dhaka Central Jail Superintendent Farman Ali said Kamaruzzaman would get 15 days to file a petition seeking a review of the verdict of the apex court as had been done in the case of Abdul Quader Mollah and the 15 days would be counted from Thursday. However, Tajul said that Kamaruzzaman claimed himself innocent.
Source: Newage BD