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Deadly clashes continue in Bangladesh

Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 00:47

Mar. 3 - Bangladesh deployed troops in a town where eight people were killed in clashes between police and Islamist party supporters. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Bangladesh troops on Sunday patrolled a town where eight people were killed in clashes between police and Islamist party supporters protesting the conviction of party leaders on charges stemming from the country's 1971 was of independence. Bangladesh has been rocked by protests and counter-protests since January, when a tribunal set up by the government to investigate abuses during the deadly war with Pakistan, handed down its first conviction, sentencing a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party to death, in absentia. About 60 people have been killed in protests since the tribunal's third conviction on Thursday (February 28), when another member of the Islamist party, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, 73, was sentenced to death for abuses including murder and rape during the war. He denied the charges and his lawyer said he would appeal. Another party member was sentenced to life in prison on Feb. 5.

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Deadly clashes continue in Bangladesh

Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 00:47