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Bangladesh hands death penalty to two war criminals

A noose hangs in the execution chamber at Fremantle Prison, which housed convicts transported from Europe, in this undated picture. The hometown of Australia's richest citizen, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, Perth is the centre of the country's iron ore and oil and gas boom but Perth has a laid back side too-- there's a saying that W.A., the acronym for Western Australia, actually stands for "wait awhile."    REUTERS/Rebekah Kebede    (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL) - RTR3AS5C
A noose hangs in the execution chamber at Fremantle Prison, which housed convicts transported from Europe, in this undated picture. The hometown of Australia's richest citizen, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, Perth is the centre of the country's iron ore and oil and gas boom but Perth has a laid back side too-- there's a saying that W.A., the acronym for Western Australia, actually stands for "wait awhile." REUTERS/Rebekah Kebede (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL) - RTR3AS5C

Dhaka : A special tribunal court in Dhaka has sentenced two war crimes convicts to death over crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

Four out of six charges pressed against Obaidul Haque Taher and Ataur Rahman Nani razakars of Netrakona, The Daily Star reported.

According to the two charges that earned Taher, 66, and Nani, 62, death penalty, they were accompanied by other razakars and the Pakistan army attacked Laufa village under Barhatta Police Station on October 19, 1971, and detained 10 people.

Seven of the detainees were later shot dead while one survived with bullet injuries and two were freed. The razakars also raped women there.

Between November 15 and 16, the duo along with other razakars detained seven people. (ANI)

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