ABDUL QUADER MOLLAH

  • 4 dead in renewed violence in Bangladesh December 15, 2013

    Dhaka: Police in Bangladesh opened fire on Sunday to try to stop rampaging activists of an Islamist party who were protesting the execution of one of its leaders, leaving at least four people dead. The violence took place as the JamaateIslami party enforced a daylong general strike across the South Asian...
  • 21 killed in Bangladesh violence after Jamaat leader's hanging December 15, 2013

    Dhaka: The death toll in violence across Bangladesh triggered by the execution of a top JamaateIslami leader has risen to 21, prompting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to issue a stern warning saying, "We know how to control you." Abdul Quader Mollah, known as the "Butcher of Mirpur" for atrocities committed during...
  • Protests in Pakistan over Jamaat leader Abdul Mollah's execution December 14, 2013

    Pakistani activists of the JamaatiIslami held protests in various Sindh towns giving vent to their anger over the execution of Bangladesh JamaateIslami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. The activists also offered funeral prayers on Friday for the departed soul, Dawn reported. Activists of JamaatiIslami and JamaatudDaawa protested in Hyderabad against...
  • Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh over Abdul Mollah's execution December 13, 2013

    Bangladesh's JamaateIslami party has called for a nationwide dawntodusk general strike on Sunday in protest of the execution of its leader Abdul Quader Mollah. The announcement to observe the general strike, a day before Bangladesh celebrates the Victory Day, on December 16, was made minutes after Mollah, the party's assistant secretary...
  • Bangladesh: Supreme Court upholds Jamaat leader Abdul Quader's death penalty December 12, 2013

    Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a death sentence for top JamaateIslami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for 1971 crimes against humanity, rejecting his review petition two days after his execution was dramatically put on hold in a lastminute reprieve. "Rejected," Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain ruled on Thursday at a packed courtroom...
  • Bangladeshi court postpones execution of senior Jamaat leader December 11, 2013

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday night granted a last minute reprieve to senior JamaateIslami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, staying his execution shortly before he was to be hanged for genocide during the country's 1971 liberation war. "The Chamber judge of the Appellate Division (of the Supreme Court), Justice Syed Mahmud...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader Mollah to be hanged after midnight December 10, 2013

    Dhaka: Authorities in Bangladesh said on Tuesday they were ready to execute a leader of the country's largest Islamic party who was convicted of war crimes. Inspector General of Prisons Mainuddin Khandaker said Abdul Quader Mollah of the opposition JamaateIslami party would be hanged shortly after midnight at Dhaka's Central Jail. Mollah's...
  • Bangladesh's Islamist party leader killed in clash with police September 19, 2013

    An activist of the Jamaat-e-Islami party was killed and dozens others were injured in a clash between police and the Islamist party supporters in Bangladesh's Meherpur district Thursday, media reported. The Jamaat-e-Islami called a 48-hour countrywide shutdown Wednesday to protest the verdict of the Supreme Court sentencing to death senior party...
  • Bangladesh SC gives death penalty to top Jamaat-e-Islami leader for 1971 war crimes September 17, 2013

    Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday handed down death penalty to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami stalwart Abdul Quader Mollah for 1971 war crimes, revising a special tribunal verdict which had sentenced him to life imprisonment. "He is being handed down the capital punishment," said Chief Justice M Muzammel Hossain, as the apex court reviewed...
  • Shahbagh protestors are trying to push religion out of Bangladeshi politics: Suhasini Haidar February 18, 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have been thronging Shahbagh, a Dhaka landmark, demanding death sentence for 1971 War criminal Abdul Quader Mollah of the JamaateIslami. Following the murder of blogger Rajib who spearheaded the agitation, the gathering has grown manifold and the sentiments have been further galvanised. CNNIBN's senior editor...
  • What the protest over the 1971 War crimes trial in Bangladesh is about February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: When Abdul Quader Mollah, assistant secretarygeneral of Bangladesh's fundamentalist JamaateIslami party, heard the country's apex court sentence him to life imprisonment on Fabruary 4 in the 1971 war criminals' trial, he must have heaved a sigh of relief. 'The Butcher of Mirpur', as he was notoriously referred to...