Death warrant issued for war criminal Qaiser
Former state minister of the Jatiya Party government Razakar Syed Mohammad Qaiser, who was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity in 1971, has been issued a death warrant.
The warrant was issued by the International Criminal Tribunal after receiving a full copy of the verdict from the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The tribunal's registrar Sayeed Ahmed confirmed the information on Thursday.
A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on January 14 pronounced its judgement, upholding the death penalty initially handed down by the ICT-2.
The now defunct ICT-2 sentenced Qaiser to death on December 23, 2014, for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.
Qaiser had independently raised an armed militia group named after himself in Habiganj having their uniforms, siding with Pakistani troops in 1971.
The second tribunal on February 2, 2014, framed charges against him for his monstrous crimes against humanity.
Now the former Jatiya Party leader may appeal for a review of the Appellate Division judgement, and plead for presidential clemency after that to save his neck.