War crimes: Bangladeshi Islamist party leader Kamaruzzaman hanged
April 12 , 2015
Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, a leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party who was convicted of war crimes during the 1971 war of independence, has been hanged at a Dhaka prison.
In 2013 a war crimes tribunal had found the 62-year-old Islamist politician guilty of genocide.
In December 2013, Jamaat leader Abdul Kader Mullah was executed after being convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Motiur Rahman Nizami, a former MP and Jamaat-e-Islami leader, was convicted in October 2014 and awaits the death sentence.
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