Bangladesh Tightens Security Ahead of Expected Execution

April 11, 2015 2:54 PM

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Authorities in Bangladesh heightened security in the capital and elsewhere Saturday ahead of the expected execution of an Islamist party official sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, refused to seek presidential clemency, paving the way for him to become the second person put to death since tribunals were set up more than four years ago to try suspected war criminals.

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