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44 years later widows receive justice: sajib wazed joy

Update : 2015-04-12 10:29:43
44 years later widows receive justice: sajib wazed joy

Forty-four years later the widows of Sohagpur have received justice as the authorities executed the death row convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman for his crimes against humanity during 1971 Independence War, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's son and ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Sunday in a status on his Facebook page.

‘Today our Awami League Government carried out the execution of another notorious war criminal, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman. He was convicted in court for genocide. On July 25, 1971 he led the Pakistan Army to the village of Sohagpur, where they killed 120 men and raped their women. Sohagpur became known as the “village of widows”’, said Joy.

‘Three of those widows testified against him in court. He appealed his conviction all the way to our Supreme Court, which in its ruling against him calledhis crimes “worse than those of the Nazis”, Joy added.

‘Today 44 years later the widows of Sohagpur have received justice. In the face of intense international lobbying by BNP-Jamaat to save the war criminals, only Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Government have the courage to bring justice to the people of Bangladesh’.

The Jamaat leader was hanged from the noose at 10:30pm on Saturday, confirmed IG Prison Brigadier General Syed Iftekhar Uddin.

Kamaruzzaman is the second Jamaat-e-Islami leader being executed for war crimes after Quader Mollah who had been executed on 12 December 2013 by the International Crimes Tribunal

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