Islamist party leader hanged in Dhaka for 1971 war rape, genocide

May 11, 2016

Islamist party leader hanged in Dhaka for 1971 war rape, genocide

Bangladesh hanged Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, the law minister said, a punishment that risked provoking an angry reaction from his supporters. Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami ...

Nigerian soldiers killed hundreds of Shiites in raid: report

Dec 24, 2015

Nigerian soldiers killed hundreds of Shiites in raid: report

Nigerian soldiers fired on unarmed Islamic Shiite children with no provocation in raids that killed hundreds of the minority group in the West African nation, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The charges come as the guardian of Nigeria’s estimated 80 million-plus Muslims, Sultan Muhammad ...