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War criminal Golam Azam dies

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gulamazamDhaka: Former Jamaat-e-Islami amir Golam Azam died in a Dhaka hospital on Thursday night while serving jail sentences for committing crimes against humanity during Independence War in 1971. He was kept on life support in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Cardiac Intensive Care Unit as his physical condition deteriorated.  BSMMU director Brigadier (retd) Abdul Mazid Bhuiyan on Thursday night said Golam Azam was using mechanical ventilation. His condition deteriorated in the evening, he added.  Golam Azam, aged 92, was serving a 90-year jail sentence for committing war crimes. He has been kept at a prison cell of BSMMU since 11 January 2012.