Bangladesh authorities have hanged fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes committed during the Liberation War of 1971.
Bangladesh Police said, 73-year old Nizami was hanged at Dhaka Central Jail midnight last night.
Nizami was the senior most Islamist to be executed in Bangladesh for war crimes during the liberation war against Pakistan.
Nizami’s final appeal against his death sentence was rejected by the apex court on May 5.
A former minister in previous BNP-led Khaleda Zia government, Nizami was in jail since 2010, when he was arrested for war crimes.
He was given capital punishment in October 2014 by the international crimes tribunal. He was particularly found guilty of systematic killings of over 450 people alone in his own village.
With his execution, Nizami became the fifth top perpetrator of 1971 war crimes to be hanged for crimes against humanity.Follow Meri Sarkar