It will be illegal to hang Kamaruzzaman before written verdict – Mahbub Hossain

Dhaka, 5 November: Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, the defence lawyer of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman said that it will illegal to execute Kamaruzzaman’s sentence before publishing the written verdict. He was addressing to a press conference on Wednesday 5 November organised in the auditorium of Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association. He said that if the review petition is heard, Kamaruzzaman will be commuted.

Kamaruzzaman will file the petition after getting certified copy of the full verdict of the Supreme Court that upheld the death penalty awarded to him by ICT-2, Mahbub Hossain said.

Meanwhile family members of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman met him in the jail on Wednesday.  Superintendent of Dhaka Central Jail Forman Ali informed the journalist that it was part of a routine visit, we did not summon them.

Attorney General Mahbub Alam said, whenever government wishes, Kamaruzzaman’s sentence will be carried out.

A closed door meeting was held between Law Minster Anisul Haq and IG prison Brigadier General Sayed Iftekharuzzaman. Later the two official met Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina in her office at Tejgaon.

Attorney General said that, there is a scope for President’s clemency once the verdict is published, but this will not apply to Kamaruzzaman.

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