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  • Dec 26, 2014
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International Crimes Tribunal

Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war genocide

Bangladeshi Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, sits next to a police officer as he leaves court in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP

A war crimes court sentenced a top Bangladeshi Islamist to death on Thursday for masterminding the slaughter of at least 120 farmers in one of the bloodiest single episodes of the 1971 independence war.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 9:05pm

Clashes kill one as strike hits Bangladesh

Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists throw pieces of brick as they vandalise a bus during a country wide strike in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: Reuters

A young ruling party activist was beaten to death during clashes in northwestern Bangladesh on Thursday as a nationwide strike called by the opposition shut schools and businesses across the country.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:55pm

Strike cripples Bangladesh as death toll rises to 80

Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel stand guard during a nationwide strike in Dhaka on Monday. Photo: AFP

Schools and businesses were shut on Monday across Bangladesh on the second day of a general strike called by Islamist protesters, as three more demonstrators died in the deadliest violence since independence.

4 Mar 2013 - 6:49pm

Death toll in Bangladesh war crimes clashes rises

A Bangladeshi man rides past a truck set on fire by activists of Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami during a strike called by the party in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Photo: AP

The number of people killed in clashes in Bangladesh over the conviction of Islamist leaders for war crimes rose to 53 on Friday, as fresh outbursts of violence erupted.

Two people were killed after hundreds of pro-government supporters and followers of the rival Jamaat-e-Islami party fought with sticks in two northern districts of Gaibandha and Chapainawabganj, police chiefs said.

1 Mar 2013 - 9:12pm

Riots erupt as Bangladeshi Islamist sentenced to life

Rapid Action Battalion personnel keep watch outside the International Crimes Tribunal court during a nationwide strike in Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Abdul Quader Molla, 64, assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was sentenced to life in prison by the controversial International Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday.

6 Feb 2013 - 2:50am

Bangladesh delivers first war crime verdict

An activist shouts slogans during a demonstration outside the International Crimes Tribunal court in Dhaka on Monday. Photo: AFP

Bangladesh’s controversial war crimes court delivered its first verdict on Monday against a popular Islamic televangelist accused of genocide and rape.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:16pm