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Top Islamist found guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

A special Bangladeshi court on Monday sentenced a 90-year-old top Islamist to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan. Ghulam Azam, compared by prosecutors to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, was found guilty of five charges of planning, conspiracy, incitement, complicity, and murder during the war, which the government says killed three million people.

Top Islamist found guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

A special Bangladeshi court on Monday sentenced an elderly top Islamist to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan. Ghulam Azam, compared by prosecutors to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, was found guilty of all five charges of planning, conspiracy, incitement, complicity, and murder and torture during the war, which the government says killed three million people.

Violent clashes ahead of Bangladesh war crimes verdict

Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets at protesters Monday, as violence erupted across the country ahead of the verdict on a top Islamist for allegedly masterminding atrocities during the 1971 liberation war. Activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami party threw homemade bombs at police, after taking to the streets in cities in support of the Islamist, who could face the death penalty if convicted, officials said. Journalists were among up to a dozen people injured, after they were caught in the clashes in Dhalpur district of the capital Dhaka, local police chief Rafiqul Islam said.

Violent clashes ahead of Bangladesh war crimes verdict

Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets at protesters Monday, as violence erupted across the country ahead of the verdict on a top Islamist for allegedly masterminding atrocities during the 1971 liberation war.

Bangladesh to deliver verdict on top war crimes suspect

Bangladesh's war crimes court is set to deliver its verdict against a top Islamist Monday for allegedly masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan, prosecutors said. Ghulam Azam, 90, could face the death penalty if convicted by the controversial court, whose previous sentences sparked the country's worst political violence since independence. He was the head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party during the war in which the government says millions were killed, many by the militias he allegedly helped create to support the Pakistani army.

G Azam committed no offence hobnobbing with ’71 junta: Defence

A defence counsel on Sunday claimed that the role of former Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Ghulam Azam during the 1971 Liberation War hobnobbing with the Pakistan occupation army does not justify his complicity to commit crimes against humanity, including genocide in Bangladesh.While summing up arguments in the Ghulam Azam case, Barrister Imran Siddiq, for and on behalf of Barrister Abdur Razzaq, the principal defence counsel, said this before the International Crime Tribuinal-1.On May 13 last year, the tribunal indicted self-confessed Pakistan collaborator (exonerated) Ghulam Azam fo
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