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Day: November 2, 2014

Death penalty for Mir Quasem
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Death penalty for Mir Quasem

Death for Quasem 10 out of 14 charges proved; defence to appeal Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali shows V-sign on Sunday from a prison van at Dhaka Central Jail gate. He has been taken to jail after International Crimes Tribunal-2 awarded him death penalty for his crimes against humanity committed during the country's Liberation War in 1971. Photo: Palash Khan A special tribunal in Dhaka today handed death penalty to Mir Quasem Ali, infamous for leading Al-Badr force in torturing freedom fighters at a hotel in Chittagong, to death for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. Ten out of 14 charges have been proved against the 62-year-old, International Crimes Tribunal-2 announced while delivering the verdict. As the third most powerful man of the Al-Badr f...