Bangladesh Braces for Violence After Opposition Leader, Motiur Rahman Nizami, Is Executed

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A photo of Motiur Rahman Nizami, a senior opposition leader who led Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party, brandished in front of the central jail before his hanging in Dhaka, the capital, early Wednesday morning.

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NEW DELHI — The authorities in Bangladesh were braced for violence on Wednesday after the execution of a senior opposition leader convicted of atrocities dating from Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.

The opposition figure, Motiur Rahman Nizami, who was hanged early Wednesday morning, led Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party. A prison official said Mr. Nizami would…

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