12 April, Dhaka
In Bangladesh, Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was hanged Saturday night for committing war crimes and mass killings during the country’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan.
Jail officials were quoted by local media reports as saying that he was hanged at 10:01 PM local time.
Kamaruzzaman was hanged after his execution was postponed at the last minute Thursday . He had decided not to seek presidential clemency after the review of his conviction was rejected on 6th of this month by a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha.
Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal, in May 2013, sentenced Kuamaruzzaman to death.
He was found guilty of mass killings, murder, abduction, torture, rape, and abetment of torture in central Mymensingh region.