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Jamaat leader fit for court appearance: Bangladesh authorities

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 14:47

Bangladesh`s prison authorities have said fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was fit for court appearance, 10 days after a special tribunal deferred the verdict on war crimes charges against him due to his sickness.

Bangladesh`s Jamaat gives strike call

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 11:58

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party Friday gave a call to observe a nationwide strike Monday in protest against the death sentence awarded to its chief Matiur Rahamn Nizami in a 10-truck arms haul case.

Jamaat leader killed in gunfight with B`desh security forces

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 13:28

A local leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami was killed on Monday in a gunfight with Bangladesh`s security forces carrying out raid at one of the party`s hideouts.

Islamists boosted by Bangladesh mayhem: Analysts

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 12:05

Bangladesh`s main Islamist party was banned from weekend elections and many of its leaders are in custody or face execution, but moves to marginalise Jamaat-e-Islami will ultimately backfire, analysts say.

Another Jamaat leader to face charges for 1971 war crimes

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:34

The three-man tribunal was today scheduled to decide whether it will frame charges against Subhan, an alleged leader of a Peace Committee in 1971.

Bangladesh SC puts on hold Mollah`s execution

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 12:32

The hearing on a review petition filed by the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader was adjourned till Thursday.

Senior Jamaat leader to be hanged after midnight: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 20:54

Top fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, convicted of genocide and rape during Bangladesh`s 1971 liberation war, will be executed at midnight, officials said on Tuesday.

Jamaat`s death row convict seeks review of verdict

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:03

A senior leader of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami, sentenced to death by a tribunal for genocide during the 1971 liberation war, today decided to challenge the verdict in Bangladesh`s Supreme Court.

Bangladesh court issues death warrant for `Butcher of Mirpur`

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 22:14

Bangladesh ordered execution of senior leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami, who was sentenced to death 3 months ago for genocide during the 1971 liberation war, raising fears of fresh violence.

Bangladesh apex court clears way for Jamaat leader`s execution

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 19:41

Bangladesh`s Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of a senior leader of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami, 3 months after it overturned a tribunal`s ruling that sentenced him to life for genocide during the 1971 war.

Sporadic clashes erupt during Bangladesh strike

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 16:47

Violent clashes erupted in some parts of Bangladesh Wednesday, the first day of a two-day nationwide strike called by the Jamaat-e-Islami party to protest against the Supreme Court awarding capital punishment to its leader Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes, including mass killings.

Bangladesh SC gives death to top Jamaat leader for 1971 war crimes

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 10:43

A top Islamist leader of the ruling party convicted of crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence and was sentenced to death by the apex court in Bangladesh on Tuesday.