DHAKA: President M Zillur Rahman signed the amended International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) law on Monday a day after parliament passed the law.
According to source, officials from the Parliament Secretariat went to Bangabhaban for the president’s approval in the afternoon.
On February 17, the much-talked-about International War Crimes Tribunal (amendment) Act-2013 was passed in the national parliament keeping provisions for trial of Jamaat and appeal against verdict.
On February 13, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed placed the bill before the House.
Later, the bill was sent to the parliamentary standing committee on the law ministry for vetting and submitting report to the House in a day.
As per the act, the appeal procedure has to be completed within 45 days and the time may be extended for 15 more days for any appropriate reason.
The amendment of the bill came from in the awake of the ongoing demand from people and legal experts, the government took the decision to amend the tribunal act.
People from all walks of life under the banner of ‘Bloggers and Online Activist Network’ are staging demonstration at Shahbagh intersection in the capital demanding death penalty to all war criminals, including Jamaat assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Mollah.
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 Awarded Abdul Quader Mollah for lifetime and Abul Kalam Azad alias Bachchu Rajakar with death penalty for their involvement in crimes against humanity in 1973 Liberation War.
BDST: 1633 HRS, FEB 18, 2013
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