March 4th, 2013
02:38 AM ET

Bangladesh enters 2nd day of strike

Bangladesh on Monday entered the second day of a strike amid clashes between protesters and security forces that have killed dozens of people after an Islamist party leader was sentenced to death last week for war crimes.

The violence, which has shaken the South Asian country in recent days, left 21 people dead Sunday, authorities said, after supporters of the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami attacked police stations and government offices.

The unrest flared after a war crimes tribunal on Thursday handed down a death sentence to Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a top Jamaat leader, for war crimes committed during the country's nine-month war of independence in 1971.

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  1. chrissy

    1971??? Dang they ARE slow and this dude should be almost dead already so why do they care?

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