Bangladesh Islamist appeals against death sentence for war crimes

March 5, 2015 3:02 PM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - A senior leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party appealed to the Supreme Court on Thursday to scrap the death penalty passed on him for genocide and torture of civilians during the country's 1971 war.

Thursday was the last day permitted for Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, 63, an assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, to appeal for a review.

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