Bangladesh`s top court upholds Islamist leader`s death sentence

Bangladesh`s highest court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a top Islamist leader and business tycoon for war crimes, clearing the way for his execution within months.

AFP| Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016, 10:30 AM IST

Dhaka: Bangladesh`s highest court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a top Islamist leader and business tycoon for war crimes, clearing the way for his execution within months.

Chief Justice SK Sinha announced in the Supreme Court he had dismissed an appeal against Mir Quasem Ali`s conviction on charges including murder and abduction during Bangladesh`s 1971 war of liberation against Pakistan.