Bangladesh executes top Jamaat leader Motiur Rahman over ‘1971 war crimes’

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DHAKA: Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation.
Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at a prison in the capital Dhaka, just days after the nation’s highest court dismissed his final appeal to overturn the death sentence for atrocities committed during the country’s 1971 war.