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Published: 2015-04-06 06:08:09 | Updated: 2015-04-06 06:08:09

Jamaat calls shutdown for Tuesday, Wednesday

The announcement was made in a statement circulated to media on Monday after the top appeals court rejected the party’s Senior Assistant Secretary General Mohammad Kamaruzzaman’s petition to review his death sentence.

Party’s acting chief Maqbul Ahmed said shutdowns was in protest against “conspiracy by the government to murder Mohammad Kamaruzzaman”.

A four-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, rejected Kamaruzzaman’s plea on Monday morning after about two-hour long hearing on it the previous day.

Now that the top appeals court upheld the death sentence, the only remaining option for the war crimes convict is to seek a presidential clemency.

His lawyers, however, on Monday said that they would take a call on that only after consulting him. On Dec 12, 2013, Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla was executed for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

The party, which opposed Bangladesh’s independence during the war, had then also called for shutdowns. It had unleashed violence across the country after every verdict of war crimes tribunal against Jamaat leaders.

Jamaat calls shutdown for Tuesday, Wednesday

The announcement was made in a statement circulated to media on Monday after the top appeals court rejected the party’s Senior Assistant Secretary General Mohammad Kamaruzzaman’s petition to review his death sentence.

Party’s acting chief Maqbul Ahmed said shutdowns was in protest against “conspiracy by the government to murder Mohammad Kamaruzzaman”.

A four-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, rejected Kamaruzzaman’s plea on Monday morning after about two-hour long hearing on it the previous day.

Now that the top appeals court upheld the death sentence, the only remaining option for the war crimes convict is to seek a presidential clemency.

His lawyers, however, on Monday said that they would take a call on that only after consulting him. On Dec 12, 2013, Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla was executed for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

The party, which opposed Bangladesh’s independence during the war, had then also called for shutdowns. It had unleashed violence across the country after every verdict of war crimes tribunal against Jamaat leaders.

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