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Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Pic: AP.

2 shot dead in Bangladesh on election anniversary

By Mon, Jan 05, 2015 5:19PM UTC Comments Off Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Pic: AP.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Two men on a motorbike have opened fire on anti-government activists in northwestern Bangladesh, killing two amid tensions on the anniversary of a general election boycotted by a major opposition alliance last year....

Bangladesh on edge for election anniversary

By Mon, Jan 05, 2015 11:06AM UTC Comments Off Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Pic: AP.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh's capital have banned all rallies and prevented a top opposition leader from leaving her office, while dozens of opposition activists have been detained across the country....

War collaborator sentenced to death in Bangladesh

By Wed, Dec 24, 2014 9:52AM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has convicted a man of collaborating with the Pakistani army and sentenced him to death for several killings during the nation’s 1971 independence war. Judge Obaidul Hasan announced the verdict against Syed Mohammed Kaiser in a packed court room in Dhaka on Tuesday. Bangladesh blames Pakistani...

Bangladesh court finds British journalist guilty of contempt

By Wed, Dec 03, 2014 10:16AM UTC Comments Off British journalist David Bergman speaks to journalists outside the International Crimes Tribunal court building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh dealing with war crimes committed during the country's independence war has found a British journalist guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll of the 1971 conflict....

Bangladesh man gets death sentence for war crimes

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 5:17PM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced a collaborator of the Pakistani army to death for his role in killings during the country’s 1971 independence war. Mobarak Hossain, a former commander of a collaborators’ group, was given the death penalty Monday after being convicted of killing 33 civilians in the eastern...

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