Ali Ahsan Mujahid Convicted


A leading Islamist politician in Bangladesh has been sentenced to death over war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.

Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, a key figure in the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was accused of mass killing and torture and convicted of five of seven charges.

Prosecutors say he led a militia accused of killing leaders and intellectuals supporting independence.

The party’s spiritual leader was jailed for 90 years on Monday.

Thousands of people took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against Ghulam Azam’s sentence handed down by the International Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka.

At least two people were killed when police clashed with demonstrators.

Source: BBC