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Opposition Leader Hanged for War Crimes in Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal. Bangladeshi officials confirmed that Abdul Qader Mollah was hanged to death at 10:01 p.m. local time. A VOA reporter in the capital city Dhaka said there is heavy security in the city as the situation remains tense. According to The Associated Press, Mollah's party Jamaat-e-Islami has called for a nationwide general strike for Sunday. Mollah was...

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