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Clemency now only option for Mir Quasem: AG

30 August 2016,Tuesday, 12:07



The only option that remains now for Mir Quasem Ali is to seek presidential clemency, observed Attorney General Mahbubey Alam while giving his reaction to the Supreme Court’s final verdict today.

He said the Jamaat leader will get reasonable time to seek presidential clemency for his life.

Earlier, the apex court rejected Mir Quasem Ali’s petition seeking a review of its earlier verdict that upheld his death sentence in war crime case.

The AG said the SC registrar will communicate with the jail authorities about the dismissal of Mir Quasem Ali’s review petition and the jail superintendent will inform him about the decision of the Appellate Division.

And then Mir Quasem Ali will be asked through the jail superintendent whether he would submit a mercy petition to the president, he said.

He, however, said the jail authorities will decide on the time frame that it will give to Mir Quasem Ali as his last constitutional entitlement for seeking presidential reprieve.

If he wishes to file a petition for presidential reprieve, the jail authorities will wait until his mercy petition is disposed of by the president, the AG explained.

 

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