Islamist leader's death sentence upheld by Bangladesh Supreme Court
November 3 , 2014
The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has announced the death sentence of Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, an Islamist leader, according to media reports.
Last year a special tribunal set up to probe 'war crimes' had found the 62-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami leader guilty of several crimes committed during the the 1971 war of independence. These included the killing of more than 100 innocent farmers.
In recent days, two other Jamaat leaders, Mir Quasem Ali and Motiur Nizami, have been sentenced to death. Supporters of the Islamist party have been protesting against these rulings.