15 May 2017, Mon, 1:53

SC upholds life-term jail for Allama Sayedee

The Supreme Court today upheld its earlier verdict against Allama Delawar Hossain Sayedee imprisonment until death in a controversial case of crimes against humanity, committed during country’s war of independence.

A five-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha dismissed two separate petitions filed by Sayedee and the government seeking review of its previous order with expunction of some of its observation.

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on February 28, 2014, sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sayedee to death.

Later on September 17, 2014, Sayedee’s death was commuted to imprisonment until death after the war criminal moved an appeal with the Supreme Court.

On January 12 last year, the government filed a review petition with the SC, seeking death penalty for Sayedee for his war crimes during the Liberation War.

On January 17 last year, Sayedee filed a plea seeking review of SC verdict. In the petition he sought acquittal in all the charges in which found guilty by the SC.