Three killed in Bangladesh protests after Mollah's execution

Three people lost their lives as protests sparked in Bangladesh over the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader.

Three killed in Bangladesh protests after Mollah's execution

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least three people lost their lives as protests sparked in Bangladesh on Friday over the execution on Thursday of Abdul Quader Mollah, a leader of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami political party.

Protestors set homes and businesses on fire, and threw petrol bombs at police vehicles in attacks which targeted ruling party supporters and the Hindu minority reportedly.

Officials have warned the execution could further increase tension in the country ahead of national elections next month.

The schedules of eight to ten intercity trains were cancelled by authorities "fearing sabotage."

A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal sentenced Molla on February 5 to life imprisonment for killings, rapes and looting during the 1971 Liberation War. Mollah had appealed against the ruling, which was upheld by the Supreme Court, which gave him the death penalty on September 17.

Last Mod: 13 Aralık 2013, 13:29
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