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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh vows to protect Buddhists after attacks

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 05:12pm by Associated Press in Merunglua

    ... They had moved to safety after an overnight weekend attack in which thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims burned at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes in anger over a Facebook photo of a burned ... that the affected people would get security and support from the government. The attacks began after a photo of a burned copy of the Muslim holy book was posted on Facebook. The rioters blamed the photo ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh halts execution of opposition leader

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:00pm by Associated Press in Dhaka

    ... of the postponement. Many Facebook users in Bangladesh expressed their dissatisfaction over the legal tangles that delayed carrying out the death sentence. As authorities finalised the time for the execution ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh rebuilds temples torched in Muslim riots

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 05:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh has started rebuilding 19 Buddhist temples vandalised by Muslim mobs in violence triggered by anger over Facebook content that defamed the Koran, ... at Ramu town in the southeastern Cox’s Bazaar district. The violence spread to five towns and a dozen villages as rumours circulated that a young Buddhist man had posted photographs on Facebook ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh rioters torch Buddhist temples over photo

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 05:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Thousands of rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday over a photo posted on Facebook deemed offensive to Islam, ... kilometres from the capital Dhaka. The rioters claimed the photo allegedly defaming the Koran was uploaded on Facebook by a Buddhist man from the area, district administrator Joinul Bari said. “They ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh says Rohingya were involved in attacks on Buddhist temples

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... accused Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar of involvement in attacks on Buddhist temples and homes in the southeast and said the violence was triggered by a photo posted on Facebook ... on Saturday when Bangladeshi Muslims in Ramu town discovered a Facebook photo of the Koran being desecrated, apparently posted by a Buddhist man. A mob searched for the man, torching Buddhist temples ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Nearly 300 held in Bangladesh for attacks on Buddhists

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 03:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... The violence then spread to five towns and a dozen villages, after claims that a young Buddhist man had posted Facebook photos defaming the Koran. In one, a page of Islam’s holy book was shown being ... media site. He insisted someone else had “tagged” him in images on Facebook. A senior army officer, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, said around 1,000 troops had been deployed ...



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