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Protests continue in Bangladesh over war crimes verdict

AP [ Updated 06 Feb 2013, 17:23:31 ]
Protests continue in Bangladesh over war crimes verdict
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Dhaka,Feb 6: Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party is enforcing a general strike across the country for a second day to protest a war crimes verdict.



A tribunal on Tuesday pronounced Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah guilty of killing and aiding Pakistani troops in killing 369 others during its independence war in 1971. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Street clashes that followed the verdict killed up to four people and injured dozens more on Tuesday.

Local news agency bdnews24.com reported more clashes between activists and police in Dhaka on Wednesday. Television footage shows the activists throwing stones at the police.

Tight security is in place in Dhaka as paramilitary border guards are also patrolling the streets.




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