Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal is set to deliver its verdict on Wednesday in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.
Nizami, 71, is facing 16 charges for committing crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971.
The former lawmaker’s charges include rape, murder, abduction and inciting violence committed in Dhaka and Pabna.
The accused allegedly played a key role in setting up Peace Committee and Razakar forces, meant to oppress the pro-liberation Bangalees.
Nizami, the president of the then Jamaat-e-Islami student wing Islami Chhatra Sangha and chief of Pakistan army auxiliary force Al-Badr, has already been awarded death penalty in the 10-truck arms haul case in Chittagong this year.
The International Crimes Tribunal 1 fixed the verdict date Tuesday morning.