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Bangladesh man gets death sentence for war crimes

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 5:17PM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during the country’s 1971 independence war. Mobarak Hossain, a former commander of a collaborators’ group, was given the death penalty Monday after being convicted of killing 33 civilians in the eastern...

Bangladesh court upholds death for Islamist leader

By Mon, Nov 03, 2014 7:47PM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a senior Islamist leader who was convicted by a special tribunal last year for his role in mass killings and other serious crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan. Monday’s decision means Mohammad Qamaruzzaman will be hanged within months. Qamaruzzaman...

Bangladesh sentences to death 2nd senior Islamist

By Sun, Nov 02, 2014 2:03PM UTC Comments Off Bangladeshis wave flags and shout slogans demanding death to Islamic political party leaders who are on trial for alleged war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Pic: AP.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced to death the second senior leader of the largest Islamist party for his role in the killings during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971....

Bangladesh hit by electricity blackout

By Sun, Nov 02, 2014 11:43AM UTC Comments Off A Bangladeshi salesman interacts with a customer during a blackout in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pic: AP.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's state power company says the country has been hit with an electricity blackout after a transmission line bringing power from neighboring India failed....

Bangladesh Islamist party chief sentenced to death

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 6:56PM UTC Comments Off Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard outside a special war crimes tribunal ahead of a verdict for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, in Bangladesh. Pic: AP.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the country's largest Islamist party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971....

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