Three Mujib killers appeal for Presidential clemency
Last Updated: Saturday, January 09, 2010, 19:12
Dhaka: Three of the five ex-army officers, awarded death sentence for the 1975 assassination of Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, today appealed for clemency to the President.

Bazlul Huda, Mohiuddin Ahmed and AKM Mohiuddin have sent their appeals to the jail authorities to seek Presidential clemency, Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Md Ashraful Islam Khan said.

However, Syed Faruque Rahman and Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan -- the other two convicts, have not submitted their appeals but have said that their lawyers would submit petitions for review of the Supreme Court judgement, he was quoted as saying by the media here.

On January 3, Dhaka's District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Abdul Gafur signed the death warrants of five of the 12 convicts, paving way for their execution.

According to the law, death convicts can seek Presidential clemency within seven days of issuing warrants.

The Appellate Division of Supreme Court in November had upheld death sentences of the five convicts in the assassination of Mujib in a 1975 military putsch that left 28 people dead.

Six convicted officers are currently on the run while one has already died.


First Published: Saturday, January 09, 2010, 19:12

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