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Bangladesh Set to Execute Islamist Leader

Bangladeshi authorities are preparing to execute a leader of the country's largest Islamist party who was convicted of mass murder and rape during the country's 1971 independence war against Pakistan.Prisons chief Mainuddin Khandaker said Tuesday that 65-year-old Abdul Quader Mollah of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party would be hanged shortly after midnight at Dhaka's Central Jail. A reporter for VOA in Dhaka said the city is extremely tense and that extra police and...

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