Death sentence for five over war crimes in Bangladesh
A Bangladeshi court has sentenced five muslims to death in Bangladesh capital Dhaka for alleged crimes against humanity during the country's war of independence in 1971.
The International Crimes Tribunal, a Bangladeshi court formed to hear cases during the war that resulted the country's separation from Pakistan, convicted them of alleged killings, abduction, confinement, torture, arson attack and looting, local media reported.
The Court found the suspects Abdul Jabbar Mondol and his two sons, Jachhijar Rahman and Abdul Wahed Mondol, and Ranju Miah and Montaz Ali Bepari guilty of the alleged offences brought against them.
According to Bangldeshi law, the death row convicts have the right to appeal the decision at the Supreme Court within a month of the verdict.