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Bangladesh moves to ban largest Islamic party

Bangladesh war crimes investigators moved Tuesday to outlaw the country's largest Islamic party, accusing it of genocide and other atrocities during the 1971 bloody struggle for independence. Government investigators handed a report detailing war crimes allegations against Jamaat-e-Islami to prosecutors, in the latest move against the party which has banned from contesting January elections. "We want total dissolution of the party," the government's chief war crimes investigator Abdul Hannan Khan told reporters.

Islamists boosted by Bangladesh mayhem

Bangladesh's main Islamist party was banned from weekend elections and many of its leaders are in custody or face execution, but moves to marginalise Jamaat-e-Islami will ultimately backfire, analysts say. After its split from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in a 1971 independence war, Bangladesh was founded as an officially secular nation and secularism was enshrined in a 2010 constitutional amendment.

Islamists boosted by Bangladesh mayhem

Bangladesh's main Islamist party was banned from weekend elections and many of its leaders are in custody or face execution, but moves to marginalise Jamaat-e-Islami will ultimately backfire, analysts say. While 90 percent of its population is Muslim, Bangladesh has been officially secular since its 1971 split from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan after a brutal independence war.

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 issues death warrant against Islamist party leader

Bangladesh issues death warrant against Islamist party leader DHAKA, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Death warrant has been issued by a special tribunal against a high-ranking Islamist party leader who was given the capital punishment for war crimes including mass killings. The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 Sunday evening issued the death warrant for Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Party Abdul Quader Mollah.

Bangladesh sentences British Muslim leader, US citizen to hang

A Bangladesh war crimes court Sunday sentenced a British-based Muslim leader and a US citizen to death in absentia for murder, the latest ruling over atrocities during the war of independence. London-based Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, from the United States, were found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) of 11 charges related to the kidnap and 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 sentences British Muslim leader, US citizen to hang

A Bangladesh war crimes court Sunday sentenced a British-based Muslim leader and a US citizen to death in absentia for murder, in the latest ruling over atrocities during the war of independence. London-based Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, from the United States, were found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal of 11 charges related to the kidnap and 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 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.
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