Demonstrations In Bangladesh

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10 Feb 2013 13:30

On Tuesday 5 February, the tribunal set up to try those involved in crimes during Bangladesh's 1971 liberation war found a leader of the country's main Islamist party guilty of crimes against humanity. Abdul Qader Mullah, the assistant secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami, was sentenced to life in prison.

The verdict sparked protests across the country, both from supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami and from those who think that the sentence was too mild.

In Dhaka, a big group of people gathered at the Shahbag intersection right outside Dhaka University, protesting against the ruling. With banners, caricatures and chants, they demanded death sentence for Abdul Qader Mullah.

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