Pursuant to the orders of the Court, following the final verdict against him, Abdul Quader Molla was executed today, at 10:01 PM Bangladesh local time.
This morning, the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division dismissed the request to review a petition on behalf of Quader Molla, who has been sentenced to death by the ICT. This marks the final opportunity to seek review of his case. Execution is expected to be carried out tonight, despite Defence counsel is claims that execution cannot legally be carried out until the full order of dismissal is communicated by the Supreme Court. Defense Counsel have further asserted that, even if the full order is communicated today, questions remain about the applicability of a Jail Code that would accord further time to the accused for seeking President’s mercy.
The political situation in the country is tense and there have been outbursts from of Pro-Jamaat lawyers in the court.