Two pro Pakistani leaders in Bangladesh sentenced for 1971 war crimes


DHAKA: Two pro Pakistani leaders were sentenced by a Bangladeshi tribunal for war crimes during 1971 independence war.


Rahman and Haque were charged for killing people by torturing them till death and raping a woman during the 1971 war.


Rahman and Haque were a member of a militia group who attacked and kill civilians in 1971.   


After the sentence was handed down, Defence lawer decided to challenge the verdict in Supreme Court and claimed that his clients will be proved not guilty and would be declared innocent.  After Sheikh Haseena Wajid took over as the premier of Bangladesh many muslims belonging to Jamaat e Islaami have been sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes in Bangladesh.