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Bangladesh top Islamist jailed for 90 years for war crimes

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A special Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced a top Islamist to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.

Ghulam Azam, 90, the wartime head of the largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, and now its spiritual leader, was found guilty of all five charges by the controversial International Crimes Tribunal.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130715/bangladesh-top-islamist-jailed-90-years-war-crimes-0