Bangladesh ex-ruling party leader gets death for war crimes

November 24, 2014 8:48 AM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - A former leader of Bangladesh's ruling party was sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal on Monday in connection with atrocities committed during the country's war of independence from Pakistan.

Mobarak Hossain, 64, a local leader expelled from the ruling Awami League party in 2011, was found guilty of charges including mass killing, abduction and torture, prosecutors said.

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