Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Bangladesh Islamist Politician Sentenced to Death

A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal sentenced an Islamist party leader to death on Tuesday after convicting him of atrocities committed during a 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. A.T.M. Azharul Islam, 62, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty of five out of six charges, including mass killing, rape, abduction and torture, prosecutors said. Defense lawyer Tajul Islam rejected the charges and said he would lodge an appeal against the...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter