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DHAKA (Web Desk) – Bangladesh on Tuesday executed Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for ‘1971 war crimes’.


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According to media reports, Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged after the country’s highest court rejected his final appeal by upholding his execution order.

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According to sources, Nizami’s execution could exacerbate tensions in the country after a string of killings of liberal activists and religious minorities by suspected Islamist militants.