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Bangladesh Islamist Party Chief Gets Death Sentence

Judges in Bangladesh have sentenced the head of the country's largest Islamist party to death for war crimes. A three-member special tribunal in Dhaka handed down the long-awaited verdict on Wednesday to hang 71-year-old Motiur Rahman Nizami, a former Cabinet minister. In June, the court delayed the verdict after medical officials said Nizami was too ill to appear in court. Nizami, who leads the radical Jamaat-e-Islami party, was charged with genocide, murder, torture, rape, and...

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