An Islamist opposition leader convicted of war crimes in Bangladesh is executed following a court's rejection of his final appeal. Paul Chapman reports.
Security was tight around the jail in Dhaka where Islamist opposition leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman was executed. He was hanged on Saturday, days after a court rejected his final appeal. He'd refused to beg the president for a pardon. Kamaruzzaman was convicted of genocide and torture of civilians during the 1971 war that saw Bangladesh break away from Pakistan. His party, Jamaat-e-Islami, issued a statement accusing the Bangladesh government of taking political revenge. It's declared Sunday a day of prayer and called a general strike for Monday. Paramilitary troops have been deployed across the country to stem any sign of protest.