Bangladesh sentences Islamic party leader to death

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Photo: AP Bangladeshi youth gesture while celebrating the death sentence awarded to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Thursday sentenced Sayedee, the leader of an Islamic political party to death for crimes stemming from the nation’s 1971 fight for independence, a politically charged decision that sparked violent protests.

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Thursday sentenced a leader of an Islamic political party to death for crimes during the nation’s 1971 war for independence, a politically charged decision that sparked violent protests that left at least 12 people dead across the nation.

Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, was found guilty on eight of 20 counts involving mass killings, rape and atrocities committed during the nine-month war against Pakistan, prosecutor Syed Haider Ali said.

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5 Responses to Bangladesh sentences Islamic party leader to death

  1. Richard says:

    I will wait until the sentence is carried out.

  2. Martin says:

    DHAKA: Bangladesh was on the boil on Thursday as at least 23 people, including three policemen, were killed and scores injured in violence after a death sentence was handed down to a top leader of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for “crimes against humanity” during the 1971 liberation war.

    The violence followed the verdict of the special Bangladeshi tribunal that handed down death penalty to Delwar Hossain Sayedee, vice-president of the party, amid a nationwide shutdown called by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).

    “He (Delwar Hossain Sayedee) will be hanged by neck till he is dead,” pronounced chairman of the three-judge International Crimes Tribunal Justice ATM Fazle Kabir.

    At least 23 people were killed as the activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir went on the rampage across the country after Sayedee’s verdict, the Daily Star reported.

    The victims included the cops, activists of Jamaat, Shibir, Juba League and common people.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Bangladesh-on-the-boil-23-killed-in-fresh-violence/articleshow/18733412.cms

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