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Verdict against 5 war crimes accused today

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international opradStaff Reporter
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Sunday fixed Monday (today) for delivering its judgment in a case filed against five men from Patuakhali for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
A three-member bench of the tribunal headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam fixed the date after hearing.
Earlier on May 30, the ICT kept the verdict pending after concluding the law point arguments from both sides in the case.
The accused are: Ishak Shikdar, Solaiman Mridha, Abdus Sattar Peda, Abdul Goni Hawladar and Awal alias Moulvi Abdul Awal. All of them are hailing from different villages in Sadar upazila.
Earlier on November 19, the tribunal took into cognizance the charges against them for their alleged involve-ment in the crimes against humanity in Patuakhali district during the Liberation War in 1971.
On September 6, 2015, police arrested five war crimes accused from different parts of sadar upazila in Patua-khali district on charge of looting, killing, torturing and arson attack during the Liberation War.
On Mar 8, 2017, charges were framed against them for violating 15 biranganas, torturing 17 women and van-dalising 15 houses.