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Bangladesh divided over war crime convictions

Nationwide protest continue as tens of thousands call for the death penalty for convicted war criminals.
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 10:38

Protests are continuing across Bangladesh as tens of thousands of people call for the death penalty for convicted war criminals.

One of them is Abdul Quader Mollah, who was handed a life sentence for his role in the 1971 war for independence against Pakistan.

Activists say the punishment was too lenient but members of the Jamaat-e-Islami Party say it was politically motivated.

An Al Jazeera special correspondent travelled to Dhaka and filed this report.

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