War crimes trial is a blow to Jamaat: Bangladesh academician

Updated: May 25, 2013 16:05 IST

Bangladesh academician, Mohammed Abdul Mannan has said that the war crime trials are a blow to the ideology of the country's biggest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami. Jamaat, an Islamist ally of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) that opposed independence from Pakistan, denies accusations that some of its leaders committed murder, rape and torture during the conflict.

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