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Bangladesh to amend war crimes law amid protests: minister

A man shouts slogans as he attends a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 10, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh for a sixth day on Sunday to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

A man shouts slogans as he attends a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in...more

A man shouts slogans as he attends a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 10, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh for a sixth day on Sunday to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
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A student of the Holy Cross Girls' College shouts slogans as she attends a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 10, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh for a sixth day on Sunday to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

A student of the Holy Cross Girls' College shouts slogans as she attends a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal...more

A student of the Holy Cross Girls' College shouts slogans as she attends a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 10, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh for a sixth day on Sunday to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
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Students of the Holy Cross Girls' College shout slogans as they attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 10, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh for a sixth day on Sunday to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Students of the Holy Cross Girls' College shout slogans as they attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal...more

Students of the Holy Cross Girls' College shout slogans as they attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 10, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh for a sixth day on Sunday to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
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People observe a sit-in protest around a national flag of Bangladesh with a map of the country on it, made by flowers, as they attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 9, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. Picture taken February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

People observe a sit-in protest around a national flag of Bangladesh with a map of the country on it, made by flowers, as they attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior...more

People observe a sit-in protest around a national flag of Bangladesh with a map of the country on it, made by flowers, as they attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 9, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. Picture taken February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
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People walk under a massive national flag of Bangladesh as they attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 9, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. Picture taken February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

People walk under a massive national flag of Bangladesh as they attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal...more

People walk under a massive national flag of Bangladesh as they attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka February 9, 2013. Thousands of protesters rallied in cities across Bangladesh to demand the execution of an Islamist leader sentenced to life in prison for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict. Picture taken February 9, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
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