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Bangladesh Upholds Death Sentence for Islamist Party Leader

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence given to the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes. A panel of judges rejected an appeal by Motiur Rahman Nizami, a former Cabinet minister who leads the radical Jamaat-e-Islami party.  The decision clears the last barrier for his execution. Nizami was convicted in October 2014 on charges of genocide, murder, torture, rape and destruction of property for his role in Bangladesh's...

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