Bangladesh on alert after Islamist party official is hanged as many applaud execution

April 12, 2015 6:59 AM

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Bangladesh on alert after Islamist party official is hanged as many applaud execution

Bangladeshi activists, campaigning for capital punishment for war criminals, celebrate the execution of Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami party, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Authorities in Bangladesh on Saturday executed the senior Islamist party official convicted of crimes against humanity during the country’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan, two officials and TV stations said. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad) (The Associated Press)

Bangladeshi security personnel cordon an ambulance leaving Central Jail carrying the body of Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami party, after he was executed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Authorities in Bangladesh on Saturday executed the senior...

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