Bangladesh sentences two to death for war crimes

Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan have been sentenced to death in absentia.

Bangladesh sentences two to death for war crimes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Sunday sentenced two people to death for their involvement in the killing of intellectuals during the 1971 war.

Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan have been sentenced to death in absentia.

Uddin fled Bangladesh shortly after its independence in 1971 and is currently based in the UK.

Khan also left the country after independence and is currently based in the US.

Both are accused of involvement in the killing of intellectuals during the 1971 war against Pakistan.

The ICT has earlier sentenced former minister Abdul Alim to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war.

It also convicted four current and two former leaders of the country's main Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, along with one leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

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

Bangladesh says more than three million people died in its 1971 war for independence from Pakistan, although independent researchers put the death toll at about 500,000.

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AL-HILAL - 6 yıl Before

How many Al-Badr commanders were there that was created by the Pakistani army, led & controlled by them? To exaggerate the gravity of the crime and arose emotion of VERY EMOTIONAL & REVENGEFUL BENGALI PEOPLE another “CRIME” was manufactured: “KILLING THE ENTIRE BATCH OF BENGALI INTELLECTUALS THEY WANTED TO RENDER THIS COUNTRY BRAINLESS SO THAT WE COULD NOT PROGRESS IN LIFE & REMAIN POOR & BACKWARD”! Quite juicy garbage, said one teacher of Dhaka University, on condition of anonymity. Rented apostate bloggers of Shahbag told the government to bring the accused back from U.K. & USA and hang them quickly. And ignorant Shafiq & his Deputy Qamru would tell their apostate bloggers, "WAIT FEW DAYS WE WILL TELL THE INTERPOL TO ARREST THEM AND SEND THEM TO BANGLADESH WHERE THEY WILL BE HANGED". Now the whole world can see what kind of ignorant people running the highly politicised, corrupt LAW MINISTRY that is being used as a tool t