Bangladesh Islamist politician Kamaruzzaman hanged
April 11, 2015 7:06 pm
An Islamist politician convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan has been hanged at a prison in Dhaka.
Mohammad Kamaruzzaman of the Jamaat-e-Islami party was found guilty of genocide by a domestic war crimes tribunal in May 2013.
Kamaruzzaman, 62, was convicted of crimes including the killing of at least 120 unarmed farmers.
He had refused to seek clemency from Bangladesh’s president.
Kamaruzzaman was the third most senior figure in Jamaat-e-Islami, an Islamist opposition party.
He is the second war crimes suspect in Bangladesh to be executed.