Abdul Quader Molla

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Abdul Quader Molla (Bengali: আব্দুল কাদের মোল্লা) was an Islamist and war criminal. During the Bangladesh Liberation war he was know by many as the "Butcher of Mirpur", as a member of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party opposed any kind of independence for Bangladesh, formerly known as East Pakistan. At the war crime tribunal he was charged with the deaths of 344 civilians, as well as participation in the atrocities of the Rajakar militia; including rape and mass murder.[1] After the verdict he was not given the death penalty but life in prison; resulting in a series of protests known widely as the Shahbag protests demanding he face the death penalty for his crimes. Later the Shahbag movement demanded that the Bangaldesh Jamaat-e-Islami party be labeled as a terrorist group instead of a political party because it's support for Islamist fundamentalism, as well as a number of other prominent leader of Jammat being suspect of war crimes.[2] He was hanged for his crimes on December 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM.[3]