A leading member of Bangladesh's main Islamist party has been sentenced to death for crimes committed during the 1971 war ofindependence with Pakistan.
Abdus Subhan, 79, is the ninth leader from the Jamaat-e-Islami party to be convicted by a war crimes tribunal set up in 2010 to investigate the war.
He was convicted of killing some 400 villagers in northern Bangladesh.
Human rights groups have criticized the war crimes tribunal, saying it does not meet international standards.
While many Bangladeshis welcomed the work of the tribunal, Jamaat supporters say it is a politically motivated attempt to eradicate its leaders.
Bangladesh broke away from Pakistan after a war in which hundreds of thousands were killed and more than 10 million fled their homes.
The government set up the special court to deal with those accused of collaborating with Pakistani forces who attempted to stop East Pakistan, as Bangladesh was then, from becoming an independent country.
In December 2013, Bangladesh executed Jamaat leader Abdul Kader Mullah after he was convicted of war time atrocities.