Monday, February 04, 2013 11:02 pm
Strike over war crimes trial hits Bangladesh
The Associated Press
Jamaat-e-Islami party called for the nationwide strike Tuesday, when a tribunal says the verdict against defendant Abdul Quader Mollah will be delivered.
Six leaders of the party are on trial before Dhaka's International Crimes Tribunal. They have been accused of committing atrocities during the nine-month war against Pakistan.
Mollah has been tried on six counts, including playing a role in the killing of 381 unarmed civilians, the prosecution says. He denies the charges.
Last month, the tribunal sentenced former party member Abul Kalam Azad to death in the first war crimes trial verdict.