Bangladesh MP Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury
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Bangladesh MP Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury sentenced

An MP for Bangladesh's main opposition party has been sentenced to death by a war crimes court for charges including murder and genocide during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.

Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, the first member of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) to be tried by the court, was found guilty of nine out of 23 charges.

The BNP has consistently argued that the trial is politically motivated. Chowdhury appeared upbeat amid tight security ahead of the verdict.

  • 01 Oct 2013
  • From the section Asia