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Bangladesh convicts UK Muslim leader, US citizen of war crimes

A Bangladesh war crimes court found a British-based Muslim leader and a US citizen guilty on Sunday in absentia for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence. The International Crimes Tribunal convicted Britain's Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, from the United States, of charges relating to the murder of 18 intellectuals during the conflict. "They encouraged, they gave moral support to and participated in the killing of 18 intellectuals," judge Mujibur Rahman Mia told the packed court in Dhaka.

Bangladesh court sentences British Muslim, US citizen to hang

A Bangladesh war crimes court sentenced a British-based Muslim leader and a US citizen to death on Sunday in absentia for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence. The International Crimes Tribunal convicted Britain's Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, from the United States, on all 11 charges relating to the murder of 18 intellectuals during the conflict. "Justice will not be done if they are not awarded capital punishment," senior judge Obaidul Hassan told the packed court. str-sa/tha/lm

Bangladesh sentences British Muslim leader, US citizen to hang

A Bangladesh war crimes court sentenced a British-based Muslim leader and a US citizen to death in absentia for murder Sunday, in the latest ruling over atrocities committed during the war of independence. Britain's Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, from the United States, were found guilty by the much-criticised International Crimes Tribunal of 11 charges relating to the slaughter of 18 intellectuals during the 1971 conflict. "Justice will not be done if they are not awarded capital punishment," senior judge Obaidul Hassan told the packed court in Dhaka.

Bangladesh convicts UK Muslim leader, US citizen of war crimes

A Bangladesh war crimes court found a British-based Muslim leader and a US citizen guilty on Sunday in absentia for atrocities committed during the war of independence. The International Crimes Tribunal found Britain's Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, from the United States, guilty of murdering 18 intellectuals during the 1971 war. "They encouraged, they gave moral support to and participated in the killing of 18 intellectuals," judge Mujibur Rahman Mia told the packed court in Dhaka. str-sa/tha/lm

Elderly ex-minister jailed for Bangladesh genocide

A Bangladesh special court Wednesday sentenced an elderly former minister to life in prison on Wednesday for genocide during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan. Abdul Alim, 83, who was a minister when the current main opposition party was in power, was found guilty of nine charges including genocide, murder and persecution of the country's minority Hindus during the war, a senior official said.

One killed as Bangladesh Islamists protest leader's death penalty

The violence comes as towns and cities shut down after the Jamaat-e-Islami party called a nationwide strike to protest the death sentence handed on Tuesday to Abdul Quader Molla for crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence.

Bangladesh top court orders senior Islamist to hang

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced a senior Islamist leader to death for mass murder, toughening a punishment originally handed down by the country's war crimes tribunal and sparking fresh violence. Abdul Quader Molla, 65, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was given a life sentence in February by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal. The tribunal has since January convicted six Islamists of crimes related to the 1971 war, in which pro-independence fighters battled Pakistani forces which were helped by local Islamist leaders.

Bangladesh top court orders senior Islamist to hang

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced a senior Islamist leader to death for mass murder, toughening the punishment originally handed down by the country's war crimes tribunal and sparking fresh violence. Abdul Quader Molla, 65, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, had been given a life sentence in February by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal. The tribunal has since January convicted six Islamists of crimes related to the 1971 war, in which pro-independence fighters battled Pakistani forces which were helped by local Islamist leaders.

Bangladesh top court orders senior Islamist to hang

Bangladesh's top court Tuesday sentenced to death a senior Islamist opposition official for murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Abdul Quader Molla, 65, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is the first politician to be found guilty by the country's Supreme Court after it rejected an appeal to acquit him of all charges. The court, led by chief justice Muzammel Hossain, strengthened the original sentence handed down by the country's controversial war crimes tribunal of life in prison, and imposed the death penalty.

Bangladesh top court orders senior Islamist to hang

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced a senior Islamist leader to death for mass murder, toughening the sentence originally handed down by the country's war crimes tribunal and sparking fresh violence. Abdul Quader Molla, 65, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, had been given a life sentence in February by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal. The tribunal has since January convicted six Islamists of crimes related to the 1971 war, in which pro-independence fighters battled Pakistani forces which were helped by local Islamist leaders.
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