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In Connection with 1971: Execution in Bangladesh

70AC26E1-9150-41B8-B9B9-6D4F443C7736_w640_r1_sBANGLADESH: Two opposition leaders in Bangladesh have been executed on Sunday in connection with war crimes of 1971. The special court of Bangladesh for the trials of 1971 war-crimes, called International Crime Tribunal, had sentenced Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid to death in 2013, which was upheld by the Supreme Court.

The two leaders were hanged at the same time at 12:55 am in Dhaka Central Jail after the President of Bangladesh Mohammad Abdul Hamid rejected their clemency appeal. Meanwhile, the international Human Rights Organizations have blamed the special court of Bangladesh that the trials didn’t meet international standards.

Jamat-i-Islami has said that the executions had political aims and called for a nation-wide protest on Monday against the execution of their senior leaders.


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