Bangladesh sentences Ghulam Azam to life

A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal convicted and sentenced a top Islamist party leader to life imprisonment.

Bangladesh sentences Ghulam Azam to life

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal convicted and sentenced a top Jamaat-e-Islami party leader to life imprisonment on Monday, as violence broke out across the country between police and his supporters.

Ghulam Azam, 91, the former head of Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty on charges of planning, conspiracy, incitement and complicity to commit genocide and crimes against humanity during a 1971 war for independence from Pakistan, lawyers and tribunal officials said.

It was the tribunal's fifth conviction since January.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2013, 11:52
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