Bangladeshi court halts execution of opposition leader

2013-12-11 04:06:12 | Al Muslim News
Bangladeshi court halts execution of opposition leader

 

The Bangladesh Supreme Court halted execution of Mullah Abdul Qadir at the last moment to seek a new review of the case. Convicted of war crime convicted and leader of Jamat e Islami BanglaDesh Abdul Quader Mollah's execution had been scheduled for the early hours Wednesday, but his lawyers brought an order to stop execution, defense lawyer Sazzad Ali Chowdhury said. Chowdhury said the court gave them time to file a petition which the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division was reviewing. The execution would be the first in special trials begun by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2010 of suspects accused of crimes during the nation’s war of independence in 1971. Mollah´s party, the Jamaat-e-Islami party, issued a statement warning of "dire consequences" if he was executed..

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