Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi (C) emerges from the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka on August 18, 2011.
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Bangladesh Islamist Delwar Sayeedi death sentence commuted

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence given to Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi to life imprisonment.

The country's war crimes tribunal sentenced Sayeedi, a Jamaat-e-Islami party leader, to death in February 2013 for crimes against humanity after he was found guilty of genocide, killing and rape during the 1971 independence war in Bangladesh.

Akbar Hossein reports.

  • 17 Sep 2014
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