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UN chief regrets execution of Bangladesh opposition leader Nizami
Thursday, 12 May 2016

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regrets the hanging of the Jamat-i-Islami (JI) Bangladesh chief Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami after a decision by a controversial war crimes tribunal for his alleged involvement in 1971 events, his spokesman said Wednesday.

Responding to a question at the regular noon briefing, Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the UN chief stands against the death penalty under any circumstances, reflecting the global trend away from capital punishment.

“We raised our concern to Bangladesh over the handling of this case,” he added.

source: http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/db160511.doc.htm