The five-member appellate division of the apex court led by Chief Justice Mohammad Muzammel Hossain fixed the date Wednesday, reported.

Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general and former Al-Badr commander Mujaheed moved the appellate division August 11, 2013, challenging the verdict which ruled him to be "hanged by the neck" for unleashing his ruthless militia on unarmed intellectuals and for mass murders that he planned and executed during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

The International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) sentenced Mujaheed to death July 17, 2013, after finding him guilty of five of the seven charges levelled against him.

The ICT is a specially constituted court set up to prosecute those who committed war crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War.

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