Bangladesh Court Orders Islamist Tycoon to Hang for War Crimes

November 3, 2014 12:32 AM

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Dhaka: A media tycoon who is a key figure in Bangladesh's largest Islamist party was sentenced to death on Sunday for war crimes, just days after its leader was ordered hanged for similar offences.

The war crimes court found wealthy businessman Mir Quasem Ali, an official of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, guilty of 10 charges including murder and abduction during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence against Pakistan.

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