Updated: 01/30/2014 15:27 | By Agence France-Presse

Bangladesh court sentences top Islamist to death for arms smuggling

A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced 14 people to death, including the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, over a massive arms smuggling racket 10 years ago.


"The judge sentenced 14 people including Motiur Rahman Nizami, to death on smuggling charges," prosecutor Kamal Uddin Ahmed told AFP, referring to the head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party.    

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