Bangladesh War Crimes

December 12, 2013 - 3:05 PM
Bangladeshi activists celebrate as they attend a torch rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Bangladesh's Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for the execution of opposition Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah convicted of war crimes, rejecting a last-minute appeal in a case that threatens to spark fresh violence ahead of national elections next month. Mollah, 65, was convicted of war crimes committed during the nation's war of independence against Pakistan in 1971. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)