‘V’ sign showed Nizami’s family

_KD_5697The family members of death row war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami have shown ‘V’ sign coming out from the Dhaka central Jail this night.

The V sign is a hand gesture in which the index and middle fingers are raised and parted, while the other fingers are clenched. It has various meanings, depending on the cultural context and how it is presented. In Bangladesh the meaning of the V sign is victory.

The family members  of Nizami reached Dhaka Central Jail around 7.50pm in the evening and came out around 8.30 pm after the last meeting with Nizami.

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22 members of Nizami family reached Dhaka Central jail gate with three cars. Nizami’s wife Samsunnahar and his elder son Barrister Nazim Momen is among the members.

Earlier, the jail authorities asked the family of war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami to meet him at jail.

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Nizami has been kept at the Dhaka central jail. The full verdict of the apex court rejecting his appeal to commute death sentence had been read out to him on Monday.

On Tuesday afternoon, a hangman, identified as Tanvir Hasan Raju, was taken to Dhaka jail from Kashimpur.

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Motiur Rahman Nizami, will not seek mercy to avoid death sentence, Home minister Asaduzza Khan Kaml said this afternoon at his secretariat office. He also added,`’Jail authorities are now ready to hang Nizami, wait and see what is going to happen.’

The Tribunal on Oct 29, 2014 sentenced Nizami to death for atrocities committed as commander of Al-Badr, a vigilante militia that assisted the Pakistan army during the War.

Apex court of Bangladesh on Thursday had upheld the death sentence  against Nizami rejecting the review petition. The same court earlier rejected the appeal plea too.

Author : HarunUr Rashid

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