Bangladesh police kill three activists in court protests

The deaths on Friday took place in the southeastern town of Cox's Bazar town, a popular tourist resort, during clashes between police and Jamaat activists.

Bangladesh police kill three activists in court protests

World Bulletin / News Desk

Bangladeshi police on Friday shot dead three activists who were protesting against two of their leaders' convictions for war crimes, while far larger demonstrations calling for the men to be executed continued for an 11th day.

A tribunal sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah to life in prison on Feb. 5 for alleged war crimes, the second verdict in trials that have reopened wounds of Bangladesh's 1971 independence conflict.

The deaths on Friday took place in the southeastern town of Cox's Bazar town, a popular tourist resort, during clashes between police and Jamaat activists.

Jamaat called for a two-day strike in Cox's Bazar over the weekend and a day-long national strike on Monday to protest against the killings.

Last Mod: 15 Şubat 2013, 17:58
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