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1971 crimes: Quasem gets death sentence

1971 crimes: Quasem gets death sentence

| | 02 Nov 2014, 10:44 pm
Dhaka, Nov 2 (IBNS): A special tribunal handed death penalty to senior leader of fundamentalist Jamaat- e-Islami party and Bangladeshi media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali here on Sunday, media reports said.

"A special tribunal in Dhaka today handed death penalty to Mir Quasem Ali, infamous for leading Al-Badr force in torturing freedom fighters at a hotel in Chittagong, to death for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War," The Daily Star reported.

According to reports,   ten out of 14 charges have been proved against the leader.

"One charge is torture and killing of adolescent freedom fighter Jasim along with five unidentified people after Eid-ul-Fitr of 1971 at Dalim Hotel at Andorkilla in Chittagong after abduction. The other charge is kidnapping of Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, Ranjit Das Prokash Latu and Tuntu Sen in November, 1971. Latu and Tuntu were later killed and their bodies were never found," The Daily Star reported.

Law Minister Anisul Huq told the newspaper: "We are happy with the verdict."

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