Bangladesh executes Islamist leader over 1971 war crimes| MENAFN.COM

Monday, 24 January 2022 07:34 GMT

Bangladesh executes Islamist leader over 1971 war crimes

(MENAFN) A leader and financial backer of the biggest Islamist party in Bangladesh has been executed for war crimes committed during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971.

In detail, media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali, 63, of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was sentenced to death two years ago.

He had been convicted of offences including murder and torture.The tycoon was hanged at a high-security prison outside Dhaka on Saturday evening.

He was arrested in 2010 and convicted in 2014. He declined to seek a presidential pardon, which would have required an admission of guilt.

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