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Bangladesh Hangs Islamist Leader for 1971 War Crimes

Bangladesh on Saturday executed a senior Islamist leader who was found guilty of war crimes during the 1971 war in which Bangladesh broke away from Pakistan. Mir Quasem Ali was hanged at a jail near Dhaka, the capital, after a final meeting with family members. The country's highest court had rejected his final appeal Tuesday, and Ali subsequently said he would not seek presidential clemency, thus assuring his execution.   Bangladesh has seen an increase in militant attacks in...

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