Bangladesh arrests top Islamist leader on war crimes charges




 
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Bangladesh arrests top Islamist leader on war crimes charges
 
May 12th, 2013  
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Bangladesh arrests top Islamist leader on war crimes charges
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshi security forces arrested on Sunday the leader of the country's biggest Islamist party on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, a senior police official said. AKM Yusuf, the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, was arrested in the capital Dhaka and charged with offences dating back to Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. His arrest comes after the sentencing to death last week of another Islamist party leader for wartime atrocities. ...

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