Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged for crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. He is one of several opposition leaders to have been executed since December 2013.
Bangladesh has executed Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes committed during the country's 1971 independence war against Pakistan. Security was beefed up to deal with a possible backlash from Islamists.
The Supreme Court in Dhaka has confirmed the death sentence for Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami. Nizami was convicted of rape and murdering top intellectuals during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence.
Bangladesh's top court has upheld a death sentence against the leader of the country's largest Islamist party. Rights groups and western governments have voiced concern over country's war crimes trials.
An ex-MP in Bangladesh has been sentenced to death for crimes committed during the 1971 war of liberation from Pakistan. Some of the divisons that emerged in that era of conflict are still visible in today's Bangladesh.
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