Dhaka : tribunal has sentenced Satkhira district Jamaat Amir and former MP Abdul Khaleq Mandal and Khan Roknuzzaman to death in a case of crimes against humanity during the liberation war in 1971. A three-member International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) led by Justice Shahinur Islam announced the verdict on Thursday. The two other members are Justice Md Abu Ahmed Jomadar and Justice KM Hafijul Alam. Earlier, on November 11, 2021, the ICT issued an order setting aside any day for the verdict (CAV) to be pronounced. Rezia Sultana Chaman was the prosecutor in the tribunal, who pleaded for maximum punishment of the accused. Abdus Sobhan Tarafdar and Mujahidul Islam Shaheen stood for the accused Khaleq Mandal. While Gazi MH Tamim, being appointed by the state, stood for fugitive accused of the case, Khan Roknuzzaman. Among the total four accused of the case- Abdullah-hil Baki and Zahirul Islam Tekka Khan, died during the trial. Charges were framed against the accused on March 5, 2018. A formal complaint was lodged in the case on March 19, 2017. The accused have been charged with seven counts of crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, detention and torture. Although seven charges were brought against the accused, six charges were presented before the tribunal.