The verdict came Wednesday in a packed courtroom in the capital, Dhaka, in presence of Jamaat-e-Islami party's Secretary-general Ali Ahsan Mojaheed. The tribunal found him guilty of kidnapping and killing a journalist, a music director and a number of other people.
Mojaheed faces seven charges including genocide, murder, conspiracy and complicity in atrocities during the war. He is accused of leading a notorious group that during the war kidnapped and killed many teachers, journalists and writers who supported the cause for independence.
Bangladesh says the Pakistani army killed 3 million people and raped 200,000 women during the war.
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