Islamist Leader Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh

For role in murders, torture, rapes during 1971 war of independence


A tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi to death for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence.

The Jamaat-e-Islami chief was found guilty of charges including murder, torture and rape. He is the most senior figure convicted so far.