The International Criminal Tribunal has fixed January 22 as the day for the defendants to present argu-ments for Abed Hossain in the case of crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War.
The order was passed recently by a three-member judicial panel headed by the chairman of the tribunal, Justice M Shahinur Islam.
The arguments of the state have already been completed. The judgment of the case will be given after the presentation of arguments of the defendants in the last phase of the trial.
The accused Abed Hossain, son of Abu Taiyab of Bobra area under Baliadangi police station in Thakurgaon, was accused of committing multiple crimes against humanity from May to November 22 during the liberation war in 1971.
Rezia Sultana, prosecutor of the case told that, a total of nine people, including the investigating officer (IO), have testified in this case.
The investigation began on July 29, 2018, and the report against the accused was submitted on August 8, 2019.
Hossain was arrested on June 25, 2019.