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Bangladesh Court Commutes Death Sentence of Top Islamist

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of a top Islamist opposition leader convicted of war crimes committed during the country's war of independence with Pakistan in 1971. Last year's sentencing of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, triggered weeks of protests and rioting that left more than 100 people dead. In a surprise ruling Wednesday, Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain said Sayedee would remain imprisoned "for the rest...

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