Bangladesh Islamist burried after execution

Abdul Kader Mullah was executed for war crimes during Bangladesh's liberation war with Pakistan.
By Justin Salhani   |   Dec. 13, 2013 at 6:19 AM   |   0 comments

Dec. 13 (UPI) --The senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, Abdul Kader Mullah, was buried after his execution by hanging for 1971 war crimes in Bangladesh's war of liberation against Pakistan.

Described as the Butcher of Mirpur, Mullah, 65, has been alleged to have massacred unarmed civilians and killed intellectuals, who were supporting the independence from Pakistan.

Mullah was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal.

Before his death, Mullah's family was allowed to meet him one last time. "He told us that he is proud to be a martyr for the cause of the Islamic movement in the country," his son Hasan Jamil said.



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