Reflections from Dhaka: a City Under Siege
Tense times in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka as anti-government blockades and violent attacks has left the city stresse. And, the execution of a senior opposition leader accused of war crimes, ratchets up the pressure. Head of the BBC Bengali Service Sabir Mustafa sends his observations from his hometown "under siege".
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(Photo: A pedestrian walks through the streets of Dhaka during a blockade in the city. Credit: Getty Images)