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Bangladesh war SC accepts prime collaborator's appeal against 90-year sentence

Oct 22, 2014    

Dhaka Bangladesh Supreme Court today accepted appeals against a verdict sentencing fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami's former chief, Ghulam Azam to 90 years in prison for committing crimes against humanity during 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.The five-member apex court bench headed by chief justice M Muzammel Hossain fixed on 2 December for hearing appeals on the 15 July, 2013 verdict of the country's International Crimes Tribunal, challenged both by Azam and the government, which is on the prosecution side.Azam, now 93, is considered to be the prime collaborator with Pakistani troops, fil...

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