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Bangladesh: Jamaat-e-Islami party chief Motiur Nizami sentenced to death

Nizami, a former Cabinet minister, was tried on 16 charges, including genocide, murder, torture, rape and destruction of property.

Updated:October 29, 2014, 12:52 PM IST
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Bangladesh: Jamaat-e-Islami party chief Motiur Nizami sentenced to death
Nizami, a former Cabinet minister, was tried on 16 charges, including genocide, murder, torture, rape and destruction of property.

Dhaka: A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

The head of a three-judge panel, M Enayetur Rahim, announced the verdict on Wednesday against Motiur Rahman Nizami in a packed courtroom in the nation's capital of Dhaka. The 71-year-old Nizami was in the dock for the announcement.

Nizami, a former Cabinet minister, was tried on 16 charges, including genocide, murder, torture, rape and destruction of property.

Bangladesh says Pakistani soldiers, aided by local collaborators, killed 3 million people, raped 200,000 women and forced about 10 million people to take shelter in refugee camps across the border in neighboring India during the nine-month war.

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