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Bangladesh: 35 dead in Islamic protest over war crimes sentence

March 2, 2013

What to do if you don’t like being accused of atrocities? Provoke some more atrocities!

Clashes between police and supporters of Bangladesh’s biggest Islamic party killed 35 people after a war crimes tribunal sentenced one of the group’s leaders to death for atrocities committed four decades ago.

Police tightened security amid concern there would be further violence after Friday prayers.

The dead included three policemen, while 800 people were injured when Jamaat-e-Islami activists rioted after the verdict was announced against Delwar Hossain Sayedee, 73, the Samakal newspaper said.


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