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Emotions high as Bangladeshis strike

At least 16 people have died in clashes in Bangladesh at the start of a strike called over a death sentence given to an Islamist party leader.

Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, of Jamaat-e-Islami, was sentenced on charges including murder, rape and torture during the war of independence in 1971.

The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan visited a village near Chittagong and described the atmosphere as "very tense".

  • 03 Mar
  • From the section Asia
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