Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, Sentenced to Death

Delwar Hossain Sayeedi
Delwar Hossain Sayeedi

Time has finally caught up with Delwar Hossain Sayeedi. The leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party is being sentenced to death. For war crimes:

Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal has sentenced Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi to death for crimes committed during the country’s 1971 war of independence.

Arrested in June 2010, he was found guilty of mass murder, rape and other charges during the 1971 conflict.

A leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, he is the most senior figure so far to be sentenced by the tribunal.

Is his beard naturally red? Inquiring minds want to know. . .

Sonar Bangla No More

A blog is a place to disseminate information, to share stories, and to hopefully squeeze a laugh out of a reader or two. But the Bangladeshi Sonar Bangla blog got Ahmed Rajib Haider killed. And fellow blogger Shakil Ahmed said a pro-Jamaat-e-Islami website had last week named Haider as a target. Blogging can be dangerous business. . .