Bangladesh court commutes Islamist leader's death sentence
September 17 , 2014
The death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, an Islamist leader convicted last year for war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh independence war, has been commuted by the country’s Supreme Court.
However, the Jamaat-e-Islami leader will remain behind bars for his remaining life, Muzammel Hossain, the chief justice, ordered.
At least 70 people were killed in clashes after his death sentence was announced in 2013. Sayedee was convicted on several counts, including rape and mass killings.