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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Heart attack kills war criminal Ghulam Azam, the ‘Hitler’ of Bangladesh

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... atrocities during the country's independence war. Azam was the head of Jamaat-e-Islami- the country's largest Islamist party- when Bangladesh, then known as East Pakistan, fought a brutal ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh opposition vows to defy march ban

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 09:48pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... has been hit by the bloodiest bout of political violence since the former East Pakistan broke away from Islamabad after a brutal civil war in 1971. At least 273 people have died in clashes ... of the poorest in Asia. ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Five die in fresh Bangladesh clashes over Islamist hanging

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 06:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... million people died in the 1971 war, many at the hands of militias led by Jamaat leaders who opposed what was then East Pakistan seceding. Independent researchers put the death toll at between ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    28 dead as Bangladesh Islamists demand blasphemy law

    Posted May 06th 2013, 02:00pm by AFP

    ... was then East Pakistan break from the regime in Islamabad. The overall death toll in violence between religious hardliners and the police since January now stands at more than 140. ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war genocide

    Posted May 09th 2013, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... of Al Badr, a notorious pro-Pakistani militia accused of killing thousands of people in the nine-month war which saw what was then East Pakistan split from the regime in Islamabad. The genocide ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh mourns death of president Zillur Rahman

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Movement in 1952 for the establishment of Bengali as a state language, a crucial campaign that helped cement Bangladeshi statehood. Authorities in what was then East Pakistan sentenced him ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh delivers first war crime verdict

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 01:59pm by AFP

    ... was not involved in any of these crimes and was never named as a Pakistani collaborator in any of our war books,” he told reporters. Muslim-majority Bangladesh, which was called East Pakistan until its ...



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