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Bangladesh High Court Rejects Islamist Leader's Final Appeal in War Crimes Case

Bangladesh's highest court has rejected a final appeal by a senior Islamist leader, clearing the way for his execution for war crimes committed during the country's 1971 war for independence with Pakistan. The decision against Mir Quasem Ali leaves an appeal for presidential clemency as the only barrier to a death sentence first handed down in 2014.  The 63-year-old Ali is a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party and was convicted on eight charges that included the abduction...

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