Bangladesh MP sentenced to death
on 01/10/2013 09:03:05
The verdict against Salauddin Quader Chowdhury came as he stood in the dock in a packed courtroom amid tight security in the capital, Dhaka.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said the six-time member of parliament was found guilty of nine of 23 charges, including four counts of genocide.
Chowdhury was found guilty of aiding and ordering the killing of at least 200 people, mostly minority Hindus, during the war.
Chowdhury's wife said the verdict was "a farce" and that her husband would appeal.