Muhammad Kamaruzzaman deputy head of the Jamaat-e-Isami Political Party
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Bangladesh's Muhammad Kamaruzzaman sentenced to death

The deputy head of Bangladesh's opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party has been sentenced to death by the country's war crimes tribunal.

Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was found guilty on five out of seven counts of torture and mass murder committed during the 1971 war of independence.

The tribunal was set up in 2010 to try people accused of collaboration.

Kamaruzzaman, who denied the charges and said his trial was politically motivated, is set to appeal.

Sabir Mustafa reports.

  • 09 May 2013
  • From the section Asia