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Bangladesh's Parliament amends war crimes law

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Parliament amended the country's war crimes law on Sunday, allowing prosecutors to appeal the life sentence given to an opposition leader for his role in mass killings during the 1971 war for independence. Prior to the passing of three amendments to the 1973 law, only a defendant could appeal a sentence. Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said in Parliament...