Bangladesh jails Islamic party leader to life

A Bangladeshi tribunal sentenced a leader of the country's main Islamic party to life in jail Tuesday for his role during the independence war against Pakistan in 1971.


The tribunal pronounced the verdict Tuesday against Abdul Quader Mollah in a packed courtroom at the High Court in Dhaka. His Jamaat-e-Islami party had already ordered a general strike that shut down schools and shops and halted most traffic in Dhaka. (AP)