Bangladesh Hangs Islamist Leader Despite U.N. Objections | CNN

Bangladesh hanged an Islamist leader Thursday despite pleas not to from the United Nations.

The execution came after the country’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against Abdul Quader Mollah, state-run news agency BSS reported.

Mollah was sentenced in September after being convicted of crimes against humanity that date back to 1971, during the country’s war for independence.

The execution, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was delayed by the Supreme Court at the last minute.

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