Abdul Quader Mollah

  • 4 dead in renewed violence in Bangladesh 15-12-2013 08:50 PM

    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 Jamaat-e-Islami party enforced a daylong general strike across the South...
  • 21 killed in Bangladesh violence after Jamaat leader's hanging 15-12-2013 07:05 AM

    Dhaka: The death toll in violence across Bangladesh triggered by the execution of a top Jamaat-e-Islami 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...
  • Protests in Pakistan over Jamaat leader Abdul Mollah's execution 14-12-2013 04:14 PM

    Pakistani activists of the Jamaat-i-Islami held protests in various Sindh towns giving vent to their anger over the execution of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. The activists also offered funeral prayers on Friday for the departed soul, Dawn reported. Activists of Jamaat-i-Islami and Jamaat-ud-Daawa protested in...
  • Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh over Abdul Mollah's execution 13-12-2013 11:28 AM

    Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party has called for a nationwide dawn-to-dusk 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...
  • Bangladesh: Supreme Court upholds Jamaat leader Abdul Quader's death penalty 12-12-2013 12:37 PM

    Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a death sentence for top Jamaat-e-Islami 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 last-minute reprieve. "Rejected," Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain ruled on Thursday at a packed...
  • Bangladeshi court postpones execution of senior Jamaat leader 11-12-2013 07:22 AM

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday night granted a last minute reprieve to senior Jamaat-e-Islami 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...
  • Bangladesh Islamist leader Mollah to be hanged after midnight 10-12-2013 09:37 PM

    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 Jamaat-e-Islami party would be hanged shortly after midnight at Dhaka's Central...
  • Bangladesh's Islamist party leader killed in clash with police 19-09-2013 06:38 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh SC gives death penalty to top Jamaat-e-Islami leader for 1971 war crimes 17-09-2013 11:37 AM

    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...