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Bangladesh MP sentenced to death

AFP-JIJI

A Bangladesh opposition member of parliament was sentenced to death Tuesday for war crimes, becoming the first lawmaker to be convicted for offenses committed during the 1971 war of independence.

Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, was “found guilty of nine charges of war crimes, including genocide” and was sentenced to death, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said.

Since January, the International Crimes Tribunal has convicted six Islamists for crimes committed during the 1971 war. Chowdhury, a six-time elected member of parliament, is the first lawmaker to be convicted and sentenced by the tribunal.

  • Dipak Bose

    Bangladesh is a brave country to punish these monsters. The only regret is it is very late. Why the justice has to wait for 42 years?