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Crimes against humanity: Former BNP MP Momin was sentenced to death

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  • 24 November, 2021 15:26:18

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Former BNP MP Abdul Momin Talukder alias Khoka has been sentenced to death by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for crimes against humanity.

On Wednesday, Justice. The three-member International Crimes Tribunal, headed by Shahinur Islam, handed down the verdict.

The former MP from Bogra's Adamdighi is a fugitive.

The verdict against Abdul Momin Talukder alias Khoka in the case of crimes against humanity was set for Monday.

Earlier, on November 1, the tribunal ordered that the verdict in the case be announced any day. Sultan Mahmud Simon and Prosecutor Rezia Sultana Chaman represented the state in the court on that day. As the accused was a fugitive, his lawyer was Abul Hasan (Defense Lawyer).

The trial against Abdul Momin Talukder ended on October 31.

Earlier, on May 3, 2016, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) released its final report against him.
After independence, Abdul Momin Talukder joined the BNP in 1978. Later Adamdighi Upazila became the president of BNP.

Momin Talukder also became the chairman of the standing committee of the Ministry of Forests and Environment during the four-party coalition government. He was twice elected Member of Parliament from BNP in 2001 and 2006. He is currently the Vice President of Bogra District BNP and Rajshahi Divisional Co-Organizing Secretary.

Earlier, Abdul Momin Talukder alias Khoka was charged with three counts of crimes against humanity during the war of liberation. Of these, 19 were charged with murder and genocide and 19 houses were looted and set on fire.

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