DHAKA, Bangladesh

A death sentence against a leader in Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, was sent to jail authorities Monday, an official told Anadolu Agency. 

“We received the written copy of the verdict yesterday. Following all procedures, we sent the death warranty to the jail authorities today,” registrar of Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Syed Ahmed confirmed to Anadolu Agency.

The high court on Oct. 31, 2019 upheld the death sentence against ATM Azharul Islam.

Islam’s execution would be carried out within the next 15 working days, if there is no review petition, Ahmed added.

Defense counsel Shishir Muhammad Munir

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