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Bangladesh Upholds Death Sentence for Opposition Leader

Bangladesh's Supreme Court upheld a death sentence against opposition leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury on Wednesday in connection with mass killings during the country's 1971 war for independence from Pakistan. Chowdhury is a leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and was an aide to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. A tribunal set up by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina found him guilty on multiple counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2013.  Those...

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