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90-Year-Old Gets 90 Years for War Crimes

Ghulam Azam fought against Bangladesh independence in 1971

(Newser) - An Islamist leader in Bangladesh during its bloody 1971 fight for independence from Pakistan has been found guilty of war crimes. The 90-year-old Ghulam Azam, former head of top Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, has been sentenced to a jail term of 90 years, though International Crimes Tribunal judges said he deserved... More »

Death Sentence Fuels More Death in Bangladesh

At least 44 are dead in protests

(Newser) - An Islamic leader's death sentence has triggered protests throughout Bangladesh: At least 44 people, including six police officers, have been killed in what some are calling the country's biggest political outcry in decades, the New York Times reports. Jamaat-e-Islami party VP Delwar Hossain Sayedee was found guilty of... More »

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