The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Moulvibazar has sentenced three men to death for their involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.
The three-member tribunal, led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam, handed down the punishment to Abdul Aziz alias Habul, Abdul Mannan alias Monai and Abdul Matin, on Thursday after holding them guilty of murder, rape, looting, arson, torture, and kidnapping.
Of them, Matin was tried in absentia, reports UNB.
Lawyers M Sarwar Hossain and Abdus Sattar Paloyan appeared for the convicts, all residents of the district, while prosecutors Muklesur Rahman Badal and Sabina Yasmin Khan Munni represented the state.
According to the prosecution, the investigation agency of the tribunal started a probe against the three convicts on October 16 in 2014.
On November 14 in 2016, the investigation was completed. On February 29 of that year, the tribunal issued arrest warrants against the three.
Police arrested Abdul Mannan and Abdul Aziz on March 1 of the same year. On the following day, the two were produced before the Tribunal and sent to judicial custody.
In November 2016, the tribunal's investigating agency submitted the charge sheet against the three accused. On May 15 of the year, the tribunal framed charges against them and started the trial.