Bangladesh to hang Islamist opposition leader: jail head

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By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh will hang an Islamist opposition leader within hours, his chief jailer said on Tuesday, heightening the risk of violent protests less than a month before elections are due. Mainuddin Khandaker, head of Dhaka Central Jail, said Abdul Quader Mollah, who was found guilty in February of war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, would be hanged there. Junior Home Affairs Minister Shamsul Haque Tuku told reporters the execution would take place at one minute past midnight (1.01 p.m. EST) on Wednesday. Mollah's family members visited him on Tuesday evening.