Bangladesh's highest court on tuesday upheld the death sentence of a prime Muslim leader and business baron for war crimes, clearing the approach for his execution inside months.
Chief Justice S K Sinha declared within the Supreme Court he had fired the attractiveness of Mir Quasem Ali, who was condemned of murder and abduction throughout Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence.
Ali, a shipping and property baron, headed a media corporation aligned with Bangladesh's largest Muslim party, Jamaat-i-Islami before his arrest in 2012.
He was condemned of running a militia torture cell that applied killings as well as that of a young independence fighter.
"The court upheld his death sentence for the kidnapping and murder of a young subversive whose body was drop in a very watercourse,” professional person General Mahbubey Alam told fetoprotein.
The 63-year-old faces the gibbet inside months unless his case is reviewed by identical court or he's granted clemency by the Bangladeshi president.
Three senior Jamaat officers and a pacesetter of the most opposition party are dead since Dec 2013 for war crimes, despite international criticism of their trials by a moot war crimes assembly.
The executions and former convictions against alternative Jamaat officers plunged the country into one among its worst crises in 2013.
Tens of thousands of activists clashed with police in nationwide protests that left some five hundred folks dead.
Ali, a former leader of Jamaat's powerful student wing, helped originated variety of charities, businesses and trusts joined to the party once it had been allowed to control within the late Nineteen Seventies.
The tycoon, who was inactive in 2012 on fourteen war crimes charges, headed the Diganta Media Corporation that owns a pro-Jamaat daily and a station.
The government clean up the tv station in 2013 for arousal spiritual tensions.
Defence lawyers have aforesaid the fees against Ali were "baseless and false" and that they argued that he wasn't at the crime scenes throughout the war.
Jamaat and therefore the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party have suspect the govt. of mistreatment the war crimes court to focus on their leaders through phoney charges.
Rights teams have conjointly criticised the trials, expression they come short of international standards and lack any foreign oversight.. Tags: #Anti-Muslim #
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