Bangladesh hangs Chowdhury and Mujahid over 1971 War Crimes

Two Bangladesh Opposition leaders have been executed for war crimes, committed during the 1971 Independence struggle against Pakistan.

Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid were hanged in Dhaka’s central jail.

They were convicted of genocide and rape – charges they denied.

Chowdhury has been an influential politician – he was elected MP six times. Mujahid was a top leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party.

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