‘Dismayed’ law minister wants change in prosecution

September 17, 2014 10:04 AM

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‘Dismayed’ law minister wants change in prosecution

At a press conference at his home on Wednesday, he said, “As a citizen and a member of the cabinet I must respect any verdict and ruling of the apex court.”

“But as a person, naturally we expect the highest penalties for crimes against humanity and I am dismayed that it has not happened.”

Sayadee ’s death penalty was watered down to ‘imprisonment until death’ on Wednesday by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

At a press conference at his home on Wednesday, he said, “As a citizen and a member of the cabinet I must respect any verdict and ruling of the apex court.”

“But as a person, naturally we expect the highest penalties for crimes against humanity and I am dismayed that it has not happened.”

Sayadee ’s death penalty was watered down to ‘imprisonment until death’ on Wednesday by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

“What pains me is that he was a peace committee member and he was acquitted for that. Those who willingly became peace committee members during the war were consciously working against the liberation,” he said.

Asked whether the prosecution had any weaknesses leading to the lenient verdict, he said, “I cannot blame anyone before seeing a full copy of the appeal verdict. But the prosecution team is in a bad shape and should be reformed.”

“There are some open cases in the tribunal, some verdicts are pending. I did not want to bring any change to ensure that the team did not face any problem,” he said.

উত্স: bdnews24.com

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