Bangladesh war crimes sentence sparks protests
A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh has found a leader of the main Islamist party guilty of crimes against humanity during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971.
The trial of Abdul Kader Mullah, of Jamaat-e-Islami, has sparked protests from supporters who accuse the government of pursuing a political vendetta.
On Monday thousands of people marched through the capital, Dhaka, demanding the release of their leaders.
Anbarasan Ethirajan reports from Dhaka.
05 Feb 2013
- From the section Asia