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Ghulam Azam's death news in foreign media
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-10-24,  Publish Time : 14:27,  View Count : 61
Former Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and a war crime convict Professor Ghulam Azam died on Thursday night at the age of 91.

Soon after the confirmation of the death by Abdul Majid Bhuiyan, director of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, foreign media published the news with much importance.

All the media, however, mentioned Ghulam Azam's 90-year imprisonment by a special tribunal in 2013 on 61 charges of war crimes.

News agency Associated Press said : Ghulam Azam, a former Jamaat-e-Islami party leader, who was convicted of war crimes involving Bangladesh’s 1971 independence war, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

BBC reports: The controversial former leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, Ghulam Azam, has died at the age of 91.

The former head of Jamaat-e-Islami died from a heart attack on Thursday, a hospital spokesman in Dhaka said.

AFP : Bangladeshi war criminal Ghulam Azam died from a heart attack Thursday aged 91, just over a year after being sentenced to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the country's independence war.

Azam was the head of Jamaat-e-Islami -- the country's largest Islamist party -- when Bangladesh, then known as East Pakistan, fought a brutal nine-month war against Pakistan in 1971.

Fox News reports :  A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader who was convicted of war crimes involving his country's 1971 independence war has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

Azam led the party until 2000, and was still considered to be its spiritual leader. Jamaat-e-Islami claims his trial was politically motivated, which authorities deny.

Washington Post : A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, whose imprisonment on war crimes charges triggered violent protests last year, has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

Dawn.com : Ghulam Azam, a leader of the Jamaat-i-Islami in Bangladesh, died on Thursday, just over a year after he was sentenced to 90 years in prison on charges of masterminding atrocities during the military operation in 1971.

NDTV : A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader who was convicted of war crimes involving his country's 1971 independence war has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital.

Daily Mail, Al Jazeera, Arab News, ABC news, the Hindu and Global post also published the news.

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