Bangladesh Postpones Hanging of Islamist Leader | CNN

Bangladesh postponed the hanging of an Islamist leader shortly before his execution was to take place Tuesday, his attorney told CNN.

Abdul Quader Mollah is now scheduled to be hanged Wednesday. His defense lawyers, meanwhile, are filing a petition for his sentence to be reviewed.

It was not immediately known why the government decided to postpone the execution.

The decision came a day after the United Nations called for the hanging to be halted.

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