Bangladesh Islamist party chief war crimes verdict postponed

June 24, 2014 8:33 AM

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Bangladesh Islamist party chief war crimes verdict postponed

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal deferred its verdict on an Islamist party chief already sentenced to death in a separate case on Tuesday because he is sick, lawyers said.

Motiur Rahman Nizami, 69, head of Jamaat-e-Islami party, has been charged with 16 crimes including genocide, rape, arson and killing of intellectuals during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

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