Bangladesh protesters shot dead by police

At least four people killed in demonstrations opposing death sentence for leaders accused of war crimes.

    At least four people have been killed after police in Bangladesh opened fire on protesters opposing the execution of religious leaders convicted of war crimes.

    The deaths came after thousands of protesters, including supporters of the leading Islamic opposition party, barricaded a highway at the central district of Mainkganj in Singair on Sunday.

    Meanwhile, rivals demonstrations calling for the execution of leaders involved in the atrocities during the 1971 liberation war, have continued into their third week, increasing tensions between the two sides.

    Al Jazeera's Ali Mustafa reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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