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Tens of thousands of people at Shahbagh grand rally took an oath Friday afternoon to carry on their movement demanding death penalty for all war criminals including Abdul Quader Mollah. Calling for a ban on the politics of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir, the demonstrators pledged to boycott all business and social […]

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The government is following a dual policy on war crimes trial, alleged the BNP Friday blaming the government for the recent controversy arising over the war crimes trial. “Now the government itself has landed in the trap it had laid,” said Standing Committee member Moudud Ahmed. “The government itself formed laws for war crimes and […]

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Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis have joined protests in Dhaka to demand the death penalty for a political leader convicted of war crimes. Protests have grown since Abdul Kader Mullah was given life on Tuesday for crimes including torture, murder and rape during the 1971 independence war. Supporters of Mullah’s party, the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami, held […]

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Youths at Shahbagh sit-in want people to speak up at today’s rally for death of war criminal Quader Mollah Amid concerns that the Shahbagh movement spearheaded by the youths is being coopted by some political parties, the organisers have decided not to allow political leaders to address the gatherings including today’s grand rally. Rather, they […]

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DHAKA: Bangladeshi Ahmadis on Thursday shifted the site for their centenary celebrations after thousands of religious rivals torched the original venue. A mob, which witnesses said numbered around 20,000, attacked the venue at Kaliakoir, near Dhaka, late Wednesday where members of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat were due to mark 100 years since the movement began operating […]

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Demonstrations asking for death penalty for Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla continued on Wednesday at Dhaka’s busy Shahbagh intersection amidst a nationwide general strike by the Jamaat-e-Islami. The protestors have been demonstrating at the Shahbagh intersection since Tuesday evening, after the war crimes tribunal ordered life imprisonment for Molla for ‘crimes against humanity’ during the […]

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The street reaction to the verdict on Quader Mollah case is an interesting indication that public confidence in the trial process and the objectivity of the War Crimes Trial is confused and may lead to questions. Mollah was given a life imprisonment instead of a death sentence for the charges in question and many people have […]

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Police and protesters clashed for the second day on Wednesday, after the conviction of a powerful politician in connection with a series of killings during the country’s 1971 independence war. More than two dozen small, homemade bombs also exploded in the country’s north, but there were no reports of injuries. Local news reports said at […]

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By Mark Magnier NEW DELHI, India — Protesters clashed with police in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Tuesday after a tribunal sentenced an Islamic party leader to life in prison for his role in the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan. The International Crimes Tribunal handed down the verdict against Abdul Quader Mollah, 64, […]

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