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Bangladesh Opposition Leaders to Hang
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Bangladesh Opposition Leaders to Hang

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has dismissed the appeals from two opposition leaders convicted of crimes committed during the war of independence with Pakistan. The men will be hanged barring clemency from president.
Bangladesh's justice minister said Friday that two convicted leaders from the political opposition would be executed within days. The men, both in their 60s, are set to be hanged after losing final appeals to overturn their death sentences, the justice minister said Friday, AFP reported.
Appeals were exhausted Wednesday after the Supreme Court upheld the death sentences, Law and Justice Minister Anisul Hug said.
A special war crimes tribunal convicted Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury of the former ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami in 2013 of several charges, including genocide and rape during the 1971 war in which Bangladesh, then East Pakistan, fought a successful war of secession.
"The entire nation is happy with the verdicts," Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told reporters Wednesday outside the packed court amid tight security.

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