[QODLink]
Asia

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.

74

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lacking cohesive local ground forces to attack in tandem, coalition air strikes will have limited effect, experts say.
Hindu right-wing groups run campaign against what they say is Muslim conspiracy to convert Hindu girls into Islam.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.
Amid fresh ISIL gains, officials in Anbar province have urged the Iraqi government to request foreign ground troops.