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Bangladesh Executes Islamist Opposition Leader For War Crimes

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December 12, 2013 AT 11:13 AM
Bangladesh executed Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah on Thursday for war crimes committed in 1971, a government official said, in a move likely to ignite violent protests less than a month before elections are due to be held. Mollah, who was hanged at Dhaka Central Jail, was assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, which is barred from contesting elections but plays a key role in the opposition movement led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.