Bangladesh: Two opposition leaders hanged for war crimes
November 22 , 2015
Bangladesh has executed two opposition leaders for war crimes committed during the 1971 liberation struggle.
Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid were hanged in the central jail in the capital Dhaka. Earlier, President Abdul Hamid had rejected the two men’s appeals for clemency, according to the government.
Chowdhury had been elected as an MP six times while Mujahid was the secretary-general of Jamaat-e-Islami, the country’s largest Islamist party. They were found guilty of several charges, including rape and genocide.