Top Jamaat leader found guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

2013-07-15 03:33:27 | Al Muslim News
Top Jamaat leader found guilty of Bangladesh war crimes

 

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court on Monday found a top Jamaat-e-Islaami (JI) leader guilty of masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan and sentenced him to life imprisonment, as violence broke out across the country between police and his supporters. Ghulam Azam, 90, the wartime head of the country's largest Islamic party, JI, and now its spiritual leader, was found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal 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..

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