Bangladesh executes JI leader Kamaruzzaman; Sirajul Haq condemns hanging

11 Apr, 2015 10:43 pm

DHAKA/LAHORE – Bangladesh executed Islamist opposition leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on Saturday, a move that risks an angry reaction from his supporters.

Kamaruzzaman, 63, of the Jamaat-e-Islami, was hanged at Dhaka Central Jail after the Supreme Court rejected his appeal against a death sentence imposed by a special tribunal.

His party last week has called for a general strike and protests against the sentence.

The Border Guard Bangladesh paramilitary force has been deployed across the country.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Sirajul Haq strongly condemned the execution. “Kamaruzzaman and Abdul Qadir Mullah have been hanged for the crime of their love for Pakistan,” he said. –Reuters/92 News


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