UN chief regrets execution of BD leader Nizami

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UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
regrets the hanging of the Jamat-i-Islami (JI) Bangladesh chief Motiur Rahman Nizami after a decision by a controversial war crimes tribunal
for his 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.