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Bangladesh Hangs Islamist Opposition Leader for '71 War Crimes

Bangladesh has hanged Islamist opposition leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman for war crimes committed during the country’s 1971 war for independence with Pakistan. A senior prison official, Forman Ali, told reporters Saturday outside the central jail in the capital, Dhaka, that the execution was carried out at 10:30 p.m. local time.  A tribunal convicted Kamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, in 2013 for playing a key role in setting up militia...

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