1971 war crimes convict Alim dies
Abdul Alim, who was sentenced to imprisonment till death for his 1971 Liberation War-related offences, died of cancer at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) this afternoon.
A former BNP minister, the 83-year-old breathed his last at 1:15 p.m. in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of cardiovascular unit of the hospital in Dhaka.
Brigadier General Abdul Mazid Bhuiyan, the BSMMU director, told The Daily Star this.
Alim was kept on life support on August 27. He has been suffering from lung cancer for the last six months.
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on October 9 last year sentenced him to imprisonment till death for crimes against humanity and genocide during the 1971 Liberation War.
He sentenced to imprisonment until death on four charges. He was also awarded 20 years' jail on four more charges and 10 years' on another charge.
The former minister appealed to the Supreme Court (SC) against a tribunal verdict on November 7, 2013.
Alim was arrested in Joypurhat on March 27, 2011 for his wartime offences.
(Posted on 30-08-2014)