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Bangladesh war crimes: Tribunal sentences ex-minister to death

Dec 23, 2014    

Dhaka: On Tuesday, a former Bangladeshi minister was sentenced to death by a special tribunal for committing crimes against humanity by siding with Pakistani troops during the country's 1971 liberation war.The three-member panel of International Crimes Tribunal-2 handed down the capital punishment to 73-year-old Syed Mohammad Kaisar as he appeared on the dock under tight security escorts from Dhaka Central Jail."He (Kaisar) shall be hanged by neck until he is dead," chairman of the panel Justice Obaidul Hassan pronounced saying 14 out of 16 charges against him was proved beyond doubt...

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