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ICT indicts two Mymensingh war criminals

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 today indicted two alleged war criminals from Mymensingh, framing five charges of crimes against humanity against them.

"The tribunal framed five charges including of genocide, murder and rape against Reaz Uddin Fakir and Md Waz Uddin. The tribunal has set January 31, 2017, for placing opening statement by the prosecution," prosecutor Hrishikesh Saha told BSS.

According to the prosecution, Reaz, 65, was a member of Islami Chhatra Sangha and joined local Al-Badr Bahini and acted as its commander during the war, while Jamaat-e-Islami supporter Md Waz Uddin, 70, acted as a member of Razakar Bahini in 1971. Of the two, Reaz is in the custody.

The prosecution submitted formal charge against the duo on March 23, 2016, and the tribunal took the charges into cognizance on March 29. Hearing on indictment was held on November 22.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)