Quader Mollah: Accusations and Verdict (Video) (Updated)

ICT-2 verdict's on the war crimes case against Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah declared life imprisonment in two cases, 15 year jail in 3 cases and one case is not proven in six specific charges for his alleged involvement in murders and mass killings during the Liberation War in 1971.


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The Jamaat assistant secretary general was indicted on May 28 last year with six specific charges for his alleged involvement in murders and mass killings during the Liberation War in 1971.

According to the charges, Mollah “actively participated” in the killing of at least 381 unarmed people in Dhaka's Mirpur and Keraniganj areas in six different incidents.

He also aided the Pakistan army to kill and rape civilians, the charges added.

The tribunal, set up to try those accused of committing crimes against humanity during the country's Liberation War, on Tuesday started delivering the judgment amid tough security.

A total of 12 prosecution witnesses, including two investigations officers of the case, had testified while six people, including Mollah himself, testified as defense witnesses.

On May 28, the second tribunal framed six charges of crimes against humanity against Quader Mollah for his alleged involvement in murders and mass killings committed during the Liberation War in 1971.

Charges framed against Quader Mollah:

o April 5, 1971, on Mollah's instructions, one of his aides named Akhter killed Pallab, a student of Bangla College and an organiser of the Liberation War.
o March 27, 1971, Mollah and his aides murdered pro-liberation poet Meherun Nesa, her mother and two brothers at their home at Mirpur-6 of Dhaka.
o March 29, 1971, Mollah, accompanied by Al-Badr, Razakars and non-Bangla speaking Bihari men, apprehended journalist Khondoker Abu Taleb and brought him to a place known as Mirpur Jallad Khana Pump House and slit his throat.
o November 25, 1971, an organised attack and indiscriminate shooting by Mollah and his cohorts killed hundreds of unarmed people of Khanbari and Ghatar Char villages in Keraniganj.
o April 24, 1971, Mollah led Pakistan army men and around 50 non-Bangla speaking Biharis into an attack on unarmed people of Alubdi village in Mirpur that left 344 people killed.
o Evening of March 26, 1971, under the leadership of Mollah, some Biharis and Pakistani soldiers killed one Hazrat Ali and five members of his family in Mirpur.

According to the first charge, Quader Mollah tried to prove that the accused did not have Pallab killed during the Liberation War.

Jamaat leader Quader Mollah filed the petition earlier on January at the second tribunal seeking retrial of his cases.

However, a date was scheduled to give order on the hearing but the defence was not present at the tribunal due to BNP-led 18 party sponsored countrywide dawn to dusk hartal.

Prior to the ICT verdict against Mollah, Jamaat-e-Islami enforced a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal at 6am today (Tuesday).

Jamaat activists and picketers vandalized transports and injured police in some places around the capital.

Quader Mollah was arrested at 13 July, 2013 on charge of the 1971 genocide. He was arrested with another Jamaat leader Qamaruzzaman in front of Supreme Court.

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Public Reaction:

Shahbag sit-in demands Mollah's death
Hundreds of people gathered a sit-in at Shahbagh on Tuesday opposing ICT-2 verdict of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes. Sit-in people demands capital punishment to the war criminal.

Social Media and others
People from all sectors showed their opinion on this case. A few renowned people spoke out both on behalf and against of the verdict of Quader Mollah.

Local Media:

The Daily Star -- Quader Mollah gets LIFE TERM
Amid Jamaat's hartal and threats of anarchy, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday sentenced top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah to life in prison for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

The Daily Star -- LIFE TERM Not enough: MUNTASSIR MAMOON
“The very birth of Bangladesh has been insulted by this verdict. How many killings should take place for a judge to pronounce capital punishment?" said eminent historian Muntassir Mamoon.

The Independent -- Quader Molla sentenced to life imprisonment
The International Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Abdul Quader Molla, assistant secrertary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami, to life imprisonment for his involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.

The New Age -- Quader Molla handed life term
The international crimes tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla to life term imprisonment for committing mass murder and rape during the country’s War of Liberation in 1971.

The Daily Sun -- Life term for Quader Mollah
The International Crimes Tribunal Tuesday sentenced Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah to life in jail for his complicity in crimes against humanity in 1971, provoking angry reactions from different quarters, including the prosecution itself.

The Financial Express -- Quader Mollah gets life-term
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Tuesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami's Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Molla to suffer life term for his role during the country's War of Liberation against Pakistan in 1971, report agencies.

Bdnews24.com -- Molla sentenced to life in jail
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Tuesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami’s Assistant Secretary General Abdul Quader Molla to life in jail for his role during the country's War of Liberation against Pakistan in 1971.

প্রথম আলো -- কাদের মোল্লার যাবজ্জীবন (ভিডিও)

যুগান্তর --কাদের মোল্লার যাবজ্জীবন

আমার দেশ -- কাদের মোল্লার যাবজ্জীবন : দ্বিতীয় রায়

নয়াদিগন্ত -- বিচারকদের বিরুদ্ধে আল্লাহর আদালতে মামলা করব : আব্দুল কাদের মোল্লা

International Media:

BBC -- Abdul Kader Mullah gets life sentence for war crimes
A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh has found a leader of the main Islamist party guilty of crimes against humanity during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971.

The Reuters -- Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to life in prison for war crimes
A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal sentenced a senior leader of the country's biggest Islamist party to life in prison on Tuesday, the second verdict in trials that have reopened wounds about the country's independence war and sparked riots.

The Guardian -- Bangladesh jails Islamic party leader for life
A Bangladeshi tribunal has sentenced a leader of the country's main Islamic party to life in jail for his role during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

Los Angel Times -- Bangladesh war crimes court jails Islamic party leader for life
Protesters clashed with police in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Tuesday after a tribunal sentenced an Islamic party leader to life in prison for his role in the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.

ABC News -- Bangladesh Sentences Islamic Party Leader to Life
A Bangladeshi tribunal prosecuting cases stemming from the 1971 independence war sentenced a leader of an Islamic opposition party to life in prison Tuesday, sparking street clashes with police that killed two people and injured dozens more.

The Hindu -- Life term for Jamaat leader over 1971 crimes
Abdul Quader Mollah was sentenced for his involvement in genocide and rape during the war of independence. A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced senior Jamaat-e-Islam leader Abdul Quader Mollah to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity during the nation’s Liberation War in 1971.

Dwan -- Read details
A Bangladeshi court sentenced a senior Islamist opposition official to life in prison Tuesday for mass murder and crimes against humanity during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

Deutsche Welle -- Bangladesh court gives Islamist leader Molla life in prison
A Bangladeshi court has given senior Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Molla life in prison for mass murder and crimes against humanity. The controversial case has sparked protests and strikes in the capital Dhaka.

The National -- Riots in Bangladesh as 'Butcher of Mirpur' gets life for war crimes

Riots broke out in several Bangladesh cities today after a court sentenced a Islamist opposition official to life in prison for mass murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

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Aljazeera -- Bangladesh politician jailed for war crimes (with Video)
A Bangladeshi court has sentenced a senior opposition official to life in prison for mass murder and crimes against humanity during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

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