LIVE: EXECUTION TIMELINE
1:00am: Leaders and activists of Gonojagoron Mancha and freedom fighters waiting outside the Dhaka jail cheer after hearing news of the execution of war criminals Mojaheed and SQ Chowdhury.
12:55am: War criminals Mojaheed and SQ Chowdhury have been executed, Inspector General (IG) of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin says.
12:43am: The first dead body will be going to Chittagong escorted by two police vans and two Rab cars, says SP Foyzur Rahman of Lalbagh zone.
12:33am: Four ambulances enter the Dhaka Central Jail.
12:18am: Family members of Mojaheed come out of Dhaka Central Jail after over an hour of staying inside.
12:15am: Tense wait outside Dhaka Central Jail. Everyone held their breath when the clock struck 12:01am.
11:15pm: Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin comes out of Dhaka Central Jail.
11:00pm: Dhaka Central Jail Jame-Mosque Imam Monir Hossain enters the prison.
10:58pm: 25 family members of Mojaheed enter Dhaka Central jail to meet him.
10:56pm: Coming out of jail, SQ Chowdhury’s son Hummam Quader Chowdhury tells reporters his father did not file any mercy petition.
10:50pm: Family members of SQ Chowdhury come out of jail more than an hour after they went in.
10:43pm: Dhaka Central Jail Jame-Mosque Imam Monir Hossain enters the prison.
10:32pm: Tense atmosphere around Dhaka Central Jail; now brimming with cops, Rab members, along with journalists and media personnel.
10:26pm: Around eight family members of Mojaheed reach Dhaka Central Jail.
10:21pm: Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Tofazzal Hossain Mia enters Dhaka Central Jail.
10:17pm: Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin enters Dhaka Central Jail.
9:53pm: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan confirms that the President has rejected the mercy petitions by Mojaheed, SQ Chowdhury.
9:30pm: Civil surgeon Abdul Maleque Mridha enters the Dhaka Central Jail, where Mojaheed and SQ Chowdhury await execution.
9:29pm: 17 family members of SQ Chowdhury begin entering Dhaka Central jail.
9:17pm: 20 members of SQ Chowdhury’s family sitting in the waiting room of Dhaka Central jail to meet him.
9:03pm: SQ Chowdhury’s family reaches Dhaka Central jail to meet him.
8:49pm: Copy of mercy petitions reaches Bangabhaban for President’s consideration.
8:34pm: Lawyers of Mojaheed and SQ Chowdhury said that jail authorities asked family members of Mojaheed and SQ Chowdhury to meet them at jail.
8:00pm: Additional IGP (Prisons) Colonel Fazlul Kabir enters Dhaka Central Jail.
7:41pm: Road leading to Chawkbazar from jail gate have been closed down.
7:32pm: Adjacent shops and establishments to Dhaka Central Jail premise are asked to be closed and people to move around by the jail authorities within 8:00pm.
7:25pm: Law Minister Anisul Huq at a press briefing at Gulshan office says mercy petitions have been sent to the President.
6:30pm: Border Guard Bangladesh members are deployed in Dhaka and Chittagong.
5:00pm: The petitions, labeled “Appeal for mercy” on top are sent to the Prime Minister’s Office after viewed by Law Minister Anisul Huq.
4:39pm: SQ Chowdhury’s son Fazlul Quader Chowdhury Faiyaz issues letter to the President.
2:30pm: “Appeal for mercy”, the petitions, the last hope for the two top war criminals, reach the desk of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, he says.
10:00am: The magistrates of Dhaka district administration enter Dhaka Central Jail to know whether condemned Mojaheed and SQ Chowdhury will seek presidential clemency.