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Bangladesh's Jamaat calls shutdown after chief's death sentence

Oct 30, 2014    

Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, Wednesday called for a country-wide shutdown after its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami was handed down the death sentence for wartime atrocities committed during the country's 1971 Liberation War, media reports said.The announcement was made on the party's website shortly after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 in Dhaka found Nizami guilty of leading the execution of intellectuals, mass killings, rape and loot during the nine months of bloodshed 43 years ago, the Daily Star reported.The tribunal found the 71-year-old Jama...

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