Delwar Hossain Sayedee

  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty 2 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...
  • Bangladesh: 3 more killed in fresh clashes, toll crosses 80 March 4, 2013

    Dhaka: Violence continued unabated on the second day of the 48-hour nationwide strike in Bangladesh on Monday as the death toll rose to 83 in clashes that erupted after the conviction of three top Islamist leaders for 1971 war crimes. Fresh clashes on Monday killed three people, including a teenage...
  • 'Bangladesh youths will determine country's future' March 3, 2013

    Dhaka: As thousands of youth continued their movement at Shahbagh in Dhaka to press for death penalty for war criminals, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said he believed Bangladeshi youths would determine the country's future. "We have recently seen a reawakening of the youth who recall the extraordinary sacrifices that led...
  • 4 more killed in Bangladesh clashes, death toll rises to 50 March 2, 2013

    Dhaka: At least four people, including two teenagers, were killed in violence that rocked Bangladesh for the third day on Saturday as the death toll rose to 50 in clashes over death sentence given to a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for "crimes against humanity" during the 1971 liberation war....
  • At least 42 killed in deadly riots in Bangladesh March 1, 2013

    Dhaka: Following clashes in the country in which at least 42 people have been killed, security was tightened and paramilitary border guards were deployed at various districts in Bangladesh on Friday. Nationwide riots sparked off in the country on Thursday after a top Bangladesh Islamist party leader was sentenced to...
  • B'desh calls paramilitary forces amid violence, 42 killed March 1, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Friday deployed paramilitary border guards to beef up security after a top Islamist opposition leader was sentenced to death, sparking nationwide riots that killed at least 42 people. "Our troops were deployed in 15 troubled districts in aide of civil administration... BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) has been...