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Bangladesh: Two opposition leaders hanged for war crimes

  • 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 DhakaEarlier, 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.

     

     

    Tagged as: Bangladesh, opposition leaders, war crimes, Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, Dhaka, Abdul Hamid, Jamaat-e-Islami, world news