Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee was sentenced to imprisonment unto death for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
The Supreme Court handed down the final verdict differing on ICT’s one that sentenced the war criminal death penalty.
A five-member judge’s panel of the apex court led-by Chief Justice Mozammel Hossain delivered verdict on the Wednesday in response to the appeals filed by Jamaat leader Sayedee.
On February 28 last year, the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 awarded death penalty in two charges although the eight charges were proved against him.
On March 28, Sayedee filed an appeal with the apex court seeking acquittal from the charges and the government side on the same day submitted a separate appeal to the SC demanding capital punishment in all the eight charges.
Sayedee was involved in the incidents like killing, looting at Pararhat, raping of female and converting Hindu people into Muslims in Pirojpur area.