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No Comments – Bangladesh Opposition Leader Charged With Crimes in 1971 Independence War – NYTimes.com


A court charged a prominent opposition politician, Moulana Delwar Hossain Sayedi, on Monday with war crimes in the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Prosecutors said the charges against Mr. Sayedi, a leader of the Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, included rape, murder, arson, looting and forcing Hindu citizens to convert to Islam. If found guilty, Mr. Sayedi, 71, could face death by hanging. His party opposed independence and fought with the Pakistani Army. Mr. Sayedi denied the allegations, saying, “I committed no crime.” (via Bangladesh – Opposition Leader Charged With Crimes in 1971 Independence War – NYTimes.com).

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