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Delwar Hossain Syeedi is a Bangledashi Islamist politician and Muslim cleric. He is the Nayeb-e-Ameer or the Vice President of Jamaat-e-Islami and was an elected member of the National Assembly of Bangladesh from 1996 to 2008. On 28 February 2013, he was convicted of crimes against humanity including murder, arson, looting, rape, and forcefully converting people to Islam during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. On 4 October 2011, he was indicted on 20 counts of crimes against humanity by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal under the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act (1973).The tribunal has been strongly criticised by international observers. Sayeedi was convicted on 8 charges on 28 February 2013 and was sentenced to death for two of the charges.