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Motiur Rahman Nizami

Bangladesh Islamist party chief war crimes verdict postponed

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal deferred its verdict on an Islamist party chief already sentenced to death in a separate case on Tuesday because he is sick, lawyers said. Motiur Rahman Nizami, 69, head of Jamaat-e-Islami party, has been charged with 16 crimes including genocide, rape, arson and killing of intellectuals during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Nizami, a former minister during former premier Begum Khaleda Zia's last term in 2001-2006, has been in jail since 2010 when he was charged with…