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Bangladesh man gets death penalty for war crimes

Bangladesh tribunal sentences man to death for killings during 1971 independence war

Bangladesh man gets death penalty for war crimes

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during the country's 1971 independence war.

Mobarak Hossain, a former commander of a collaborators' group, was given the death penalty Monday after being convicted of killing 33 civilians in the eastern Bangladeshi district of Brahmanbaria.

He was also separately sentenced to life in prison on a charge of abducting and killing a man during the war.

In 1971, Hossain was a member of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, which openly campaigned against the creation of Bangladesh, then the eastern wing of Pakistan.

Bangladesh blames Pakistani soldiers and local collaborators for the deaths of 3 million people during the nine-month independence war against Pakistan.


Updated : 2021-10-28 08:59 GMT+08:00