Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-A special tribunal in Dhaka has awarded death penalty to Mobarak Hossain, a dismissed leader of Brahmanbaria unit Awami League, for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
Hossain, the commander of Razzakar  – an auxiliary force of Pakistan army – was given the capital punishment in one charges of crimes against humanity.
The International Crimes Tribunal-1 pronounced the judgement on Monday for the offences that the 64-year-old committed during Bangladesh’s War of Independence 42 years back.
With the verdict, the two special tribunals designed to deal with the war crime cases have so far delivered 12 judgements.
Hossain who was found guilty of two charges out of total five that include killing, abduction and torture.
He was also awarded imprisonment till death for abducting and torturing one Abdul Khaleque during the country’s Liberation War.
Hossain, now behind bars, served as the AL organising secretary of Mugra union unit of Akhaura upazila in Brahmanbaria for 16 years until 2012.
BBN/ASI/AD-24Nov14-12:15pm (BST)