It is interesting a Muslim nation executed a Muslim for war crimes.Sounds more like getting rid of a threat to government control to me.
by, Al Jazeera
DHAKA: Bangladesh has executed head of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami party Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence to break away from Pakistan, the country’s law minister said.
Nizami was hanged at Dhaka Central jail at one minute past midnight local time on Wednesday after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea against a death sentence imposed by a special tribunal for genocide, rape and orchestrating the massacre of top intellectuals during the war.
Thousands of extra police and border guards were deployed in the capital Dhaka and other major cities to tighten security as Jamaat-e-Islami called for a nationwide strike on Thursday in protest of the execution.
Previous similar judgments and executions have triggered violence that killed around 200 people, mainly Jamaat activists and police.
Video courtesy of: euronews (in English)
Al Jazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury, reporting from Dhaka, said the situation was…
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