Meanwhile, youths of the unprecedented movement, demanding capital punishment to all war criminals, gathered at the Gonojagoron Mancha at Shahbagh yesterday evening to resist Jamaat and student body Islami Chhatra Shibir's possible violence and covert attacks. Shahbagh protesters said they would continue their demonstration all night until the verdict is delivered.
said they would celebrate and return home in elation after Sayedee had
been awarded the death penalty. They would continue with their agitation
if the verdict fell short of their expectations, they added.
Tribunal-1 Chairman Justice ATM Fazle Kabir said, “The judgement has
already been prepared. Let the matter be fixed for tomorrow [today] for the judgement."
The funny part is that when Jamaat was holding hartals following the ICT Skype scandal in December, the "progressive" types now at Shahbag were outraged by what they saw as attempts to influence the decisions of court.