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British Muslim Leader Reportedly Facing War Crime Charges
One of Britain's leading Muslim figures, Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, will face war crimes charges in relation to Bangladesh's 1971 campaign for independence from Pakistan, The Telegraph reports. The case parallels that of American Muslim leader Ashrafuz Zaman Khan, the president of the New York chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America, who is suspected of being a chief executioner for pro-Pakistani Islamist forces during the independence war.
Mueen-Uddin denies the allegations, calling them "politically-motivated."
But the chief prosecutor for Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal says he has "prima facie evidence of Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin being involved in a series of killings of intellectuals" and vows that charges will be filed by June.
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