Bangladesh delays war crimes verdict on JI leader

June 24, 2014 7:51 AM

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Bangladesh delays war crimes verdict on JI leader

DHAKA: Bangladesh's war crimes court delayed a verdict on the leader of the largest Islamist party at the last minute Tuesday after doctors said he could not be moved from jail due to ill health.

Motiur Rahman Nizami, 71, who could face the death penalty for alleged war crimes such as genocide during the 1971 independence conflict, was told to stay in bed just hours before the verdict, a prosecutor said.

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