Bangladesh sentences former minister to life in jail

Alim is the second BNP leader convicted by the tribunal after Chowdhury.

Bangladesh sentences former minister to life in jail

World Bulletin/News Desk

Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday sentenced a senior leader of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to life in prisoner on charges of crimes against humanity.

The court found BNP leader and former minister Abdul Alim guilty of crimes against humanity committed during Bangladesh's 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.

Alim is the second BNP leader to be convicted by the tribunal.

On October 1, the court sentenced 65-year-old BNP lawmaker and former minister Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death by hanging for rape, torture, murder and genocide crimes committed during the 1971 war.

Last Mod: 09 Ekim 2013, 12:36
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