Jailed Islamist leader had “very little influence”, son insists

Jul 15, 2013, 01:12 PM

An Islamist leader has been jailed for 90 years for his role in mass killings and rape during Bangladesh's war of independence: http://bbc.in/1aGJDjE

Ghulam Azam faced more than 60 counts of crimes against humanity for helping to create militia groups which carried out atrocities in 1971.

But actually he had "very little influence", his son, Salman Al-Azami, told BBC World Service's Newshour from his home in the UK.

The programme also heard from Meghna Guhathakurta, who lost her own father in the fighting and disputed Mr Al-Azami's account.