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Bangladesh's court paves way for execution of Islamist party chief

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-05-05 16:14

DHAKA - Bangladesh's highest court Thursday upheld its previous verdict on Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami President Motiur Rahman Nizami for crimes against humanity during the country's war of independence in 1971.

That means the country's largest Islamist party chief now only has the option of seeking the president's mercy to stall his imminent execution.

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