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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bangladesh's Supreme Court Upholds Opposition leader’s death sentence Wednesday July 29,2015

 Bangladesh opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday July 29,2015 upheld the death sentence for an influential opposition leader and an aide to a former prime minister for his role in mass killings during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

Chief Justice S.K. Sinha delivered the verdict against Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a former aide to ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. 

The ruling clears the way for the man’s execution unless he gets presidential clemency. 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury was convicted in 2013 on nine of 23 charges, including four counts of genocide. He was found guilty of aiding and ordering the killings of at least 200 people, mostly minority Hindus, in the southeastern Chittagong region. 
He was later elected as the region’s representative to parliament six times.

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