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Hearing on Maulana Sayedee’s appeal deferred till February 23
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Supreme Court Appellate Division has deferred the appeal hearing on death penalty over war crime against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Maulana Delawar Hossain Sayedee till February 23. The death penalty was given by the International Crimes Tribunal on February 28 last year.
 
A five-member Appellate Division bench on Thursday led by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain passed the deferment order.
 
Challenging the verdict on March 28 and 29 in 2013, both the defence and the prosecution filed appeal with the Supreme Court Appellate Division.
 
According to the International Crimes Tribunals Act the appeals should be disposed of within 60 working days from the date of filing.
 
The Jamaat leader was handed to death sentence in two of the charges even though he was found “guilty beyond reasonable doubt” in eight.
 
Seeking Maulana Sayedee’s capital punishment in the other six charges where he was found guilty the Prosecution filed the appeal while the defence sought acquittal.