Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has called a 48-hour countrywide strike from Wednesday as the Supreme Court Monday upheld the death penalty to its leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman for war crimes.

The party called the strike immediately after a four-member SC bench upheld the special tribunal’s death penalty to the Jamaat’s senior assistant secretary general for his crimes against humanity that he had committed during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971. 

The SC came up with the order after holding hearing on the appeals filed on behalf and against the death penalty awarded to Kamaruzzaman, one of the key organisers of the infamous Al-Badr force– an auxiliary force of Pakistan army.
On May 9 last year, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 sentenced Kamaruzzaman to death.
BBN/ASI/AD-03Nov14-11:50am (BST)