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Hussein Mohammed Ershad, former Bangladeshi military dictator, dies at 89

Hussein Mohammed Ershad, former Bangladeshi military dictator, dies at 89
Tuesday 16
11:15 2019

Former Bangladeshi dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad in 1997, waving to supporters as he is released from prison in Dhaka. (Pavel Rahman/AP) Hussein Mohammed Ershad, the former military dictator of Bangladesh who ruled from 1982 to 1990 and was serving as opposition leader in Parliament, died July 14 at a hospital in Dhaka, the capital. He was 89. The death was confirmed by his younger brother, G.M. Quader, who said Mr. Ershad had been suffering from lung and kidney infections. Mr. Ershad assumed power as the military chief in 1982 and declared himself president the next year. He later floated his ...

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