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.