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Bangladesh politician sentenced to death

Former minister for Jatiya Party becomes 15th person to be convicted of atrocities in series of war-crimes trials. Bangladesh’s war crimes court has sentenced a former government minister to death for rape and genocide during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan. Syed Mohammad Kaiser became the 15th person to be convicted of atrocities by the […]

By Ankush Arora When Indian-born journalist Salil Tripathi visited Dhaka University’s Jagannath Hall in Bangladesh two years ago, he noticed an epitaph that had “PAKISTANI” etched in bold on a memorial dedicated to students who were killed in the 1971 war of independence. The word was added later as an afterthought to identify the nationality of […]

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