Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-A special tribunal in Dhaka has awarded death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.

Nizami, the president of the then Jamaat-e-Islami student wing Islami Chhatra Sangha and chief of Pakistan army auxiliary force Al-Badr, was given the capital punishment in four charges of crimes against humanity.
The International Crimes Tribunal 1 pronounced the judgement on Wednesday for the offences that the 71-year-old former lawmaker committed during Bangladesh’s War of Independence 42 years back.
Nizami was found guilty of eight charges out of total 16, which include conspiracy, planning, complicity, incitement and active participation.
The war criminal played a key role in setting up Peace Committee and Razakar forces, meant to oppress the pro-liberation Bangalees.
Nizami has already been awarded death penalty in the 10-truck arms haul case in Chittagong this year.
BBN/ASI/AD-29Oct14-12:25pm (BST)