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All set for hanging of Bangladesh opposition leader



Leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party Motiur Rahman Nizami
The leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party Motiur Rahman Nizami lost his appeal against a death penalty in the Supreme Court for his involvement the 1971 liberation war thereby paving the way for his imminent hanging by authorities.
The 73-year-old leader of the opposition party Jamaat-e-Islami  was also given life imprisonment in four other charges of war crimes.
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The order against the leader of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami party, which opposed the war for independence from Pakistan was passed by the Supreme Court in Bangladesh on Thursday against Nizami who has exhausted all legal options and only a presidential pardon could now save him.
It could be recalled that the Supreme Court in January upheld the death penalty for Nizami on convictions of genocide, rape and orchestrating the massacre of top intellectuals during the war.
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