Bangladesh Hangs Islamist Opposition Leader for '71 War Crimes

Bangladesh Hangs Islamist Opposition Leader for '71 War Crimes Bangladesh has hanged Islamist opposition leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman for war crimes committed during the country’s 1971 war for independence with Pakistan. A senior prison official, Forman Ali, told reporters Saturday outside the central jail in the capital, Dhaka, that the execution was carried out at 10:30 p.m. local time. A tribunal convicted Kamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, in 2013 for playing a key role in setting up militia groups that killed thousands of people during the 1971 war. Bangladesh executed another Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general, Abdul Quader Mollah, in December 2013 for similar crimes, triggering violent protests. Jamaat-e-Islami, which is Ban...
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