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.Last Mod: 03 Kasım 2013, 12:44