He defied a military dictator, sacked a prime minister, and persistently called generals and intelligence chiefs to account. He sought to assert the rights of the impoverished multitude. Iftikhar Chaudhry, and his push for a more independent judiciary, changed the balance of power in his turbulent nation.
Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged Thursday for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence. He's the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal to be executed.