Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
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Bangladesh war crimes trial: Delwar Hossain Sayeedi to die

Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal has sentenced Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi to death for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence.

Arrested in June 2010, he was found guilty of mass murder, rape and other charges during the 1971 conflict.

A leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, he is the most senior figure so far to be sentenced by the tribunal.

Anbarasan Ethirajan reports.

  • 28 Feb 2013
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