2 December 2013: ICT-1 Daily Summary – ATM Azharul Islam, Pre-Trial hearing on charge framing order

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following case:

  1. Chief Prosecutor vs. ATM Azharul Islam

In the case of ATM Azharul Islam, today was set for hearing a petition filed by Defense to review the charge framing order. However, the Defense sought an adjournment for two days saying that the senior Defense Counsel Abdur Razzak could not appear before the Tribunal due to personal difficulties. Once again, the “personal difficulties” explanation for Defense Counsel absence coincides with hartal or blockade days. The Tribunal allowed the request for adjournment.  Proceedings in the case are scheduled to resume 5 December 2013.