International Crimes Tribunal

Bangladeshi Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, sits next to a police officer as he leaves court in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war genocide

A war crimes court sentenced a top Bangladeshi Islamist to death on Thursday for masterminding the slaughter of at least 120 farmers in one of the bloodiest single episodes of the 1971 independence war.