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Deadly clashes in Bangladesh after top Islamist hanged

Bangladesh was rocked by a new wave of deadly violence Friday as Islamist supporters went on a rampage.

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes

Bangladesh was rocked by a new wave of deadly violence Friday as Islamist supporters went on the rampage to vent their fury at the execution of one of their leaders for war crimes. Abdul Quader Molla became the first person to be hanged for his role in the country's bloody 1971 war of independence when he was sent to the gallows at a prison in the capital Dhaka late Thursday.

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes

Bangladesh on Thursday hanged an Islamist leader known as the "Butcher of Mirpur", making him the first person to be put to death for massacres committed during the bloody 1971 war of independence. Deputy law minister Quamrul Islam announced the execution, saying Abdul Quader Molla, 65, a senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged by the neck at 10.01 pm (1601 GMT) in a jail in the capital Dhaka. "It's an historic moment. Finally after four decades, the victims of the genocides of 1971 liberation war have got some justice," Islam told AFP.

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes

Bangladesh on Thursday hanged an Islamist leader known as the "Butcher of Mirpur", making him the first person to be put to death for massacres committed during the bloody 1971 war of independence. Deputy law minister Quamrul Islam announced the execution, saying Abdul Quader Molla, 65, a senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged by the neck at 10.01 pm (1601 GMT) in a jail in the capital Dhaka. "It's an historic moment. Finally after four decades, the victims of the genocides of 1971 liberation war have got some justice," Islam told AFP.

Bangladesh's 'Butcher of Mirpur' goes to the gallows

Abdul Quader Molla had carved out a reputation as a wily political strategist, before his past as the "Butcher of Mirpur" in Bangladesh's independence war came back to haunt him. As one of the leaders of the country's largest Islamist party, Molla helped Jamaat-e-Islami forge an alliance with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which went on to win a landslide election victory a decade ago.

Bangladesh court rejects war crime convict's death penalty review petition

Bangladesh court rejects war crime convict's death penalty review petition DHAKA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh apex court Thursday rejected the review petition filed by a condemned war criminal who was all set to be executed until a dramatic last gasp intervention saved him from the gallows late on Tuesday. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain passed the order, clearing the way for executing the war crime-convicted Abdul Quader Molla, assistant secretary general of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami Party.

Bangladesh court clears the way for Islamist's execution

By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the execution of an Islamist opposition leader, sparking violent protests by his supporters less than a month before elections are due to be held. Abdul Quader Mollah, found guilty of war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was set to be hanged at Dhaka Central Jail on Wednesday, but his lawyers earned a last-minute reprieve.

Bangladesh court to decide on execution of top Islamist

Bangladesh's highest court held a hearing Wednesday to decide the fate of an Islamist leader sentenced to death for war crimes after he was given a dramatic last gasp reprieve from execution. A judge stayed the hanging of Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Abdul Quader Molla on Tuesday night, just 90 minutes before his scheduled execution overnight at a jail in the capital Dhaka.

Bangladesh's apex court adjourns hearing on war crimes accused's execution review petition

Bangladesh's apex court adjourns hearing on war crimes accused's execution review petition DHAKA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh apex court has adjourned till Thursday morning the hearing on the acceptability of the review petition filed by a condemned war criminal who was all set to be executed until a dramatic last gasp intervention saved him from the gallows late on Tuesday.

Bangladesh court to decide on execution of top Islamist

Bangladesh's highest court held a hearing Wednesday to decide the fate of an Islamist leader sentenced to death for war crimes, after he was given a dramatic last-minute reprieve from execution. A judge stayed the hanging of Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Abdul Quader Molla on Tuesday night, just 90 minutes before his scheduled execution overnight at a jail in the capital Dhaka.
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