Bangladesh hangs Jamaat-e-Islami leader Qamaruzzaman

Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Qamaruzzaman was hanged on Saturday for committing war crimes and mass killing during Bangladesh’s 1971 War of Independence against Pakistan, days after he lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence.

He was hanged at 10:01 pm local time , jail officials were quoted by local media reports as saying. Qamaruzzaman, the third most compelling pioneer in the Islamist gathering, was hanged late in the night after his execution was deferred at last on Friday.

Qamaruzzaman, 63, is the second Jamaat leader after Quader Mollah to be executed for 1971 war crimes.

He had chosen not to look for presidential mercy after the audit of his conviction was dismisses on April 6 by a four-part Supreme Court seat headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.

Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in May 2013 sentenced Qamaruzzaman to death for perpetrating law violations against mankind amid the 1971 war.

He was discovered liable of mass murdering, murder, snatching, torment, assault, oppression and abetment of torment in focal Mymensingh area. He was sentenced for murdering 164 individuals at a town in his home locale in northern Sherpur.

On Monday, Bangladesh’s Supreme Court rejected his final legal appeal against the death sentence given to him by a special tribunal in May 2013. His only recourse would have been to seek a presidential pardon.

Prosecutors say he headed an armed group that collaborated with the Pakistani army in central Bangladesh in 1971 and was behind the killings of at least 120 unarmed farmers.

Bangladesh accuses Pakistani warriors and neighborhood coconspirators for the passings of three million individuals amid the nine-month war looking for autonomy from Pakistan.

An expected 200,000 ladies were assaulted and around 10 million individuals were compelled to take protect in displaced person camps in neighboring India.

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