Deadly Riots Follow Bangladesh Death Sentence

Posted on March 2, 2013 by


73 Year old, two time parliament member, Delwar Hossain Sayedee has been sentenced to death. He’s been convicted of murdering eight out of 20 people as well as raping people during the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. During this war, people would say it’s a genocide. Between 1 million and 3 million people were killed and thousands of women were raped. Bangladesh set up a court in 2010 to bring justice. The people brought to justice were of the Jamaat-e-Islami party. So far, three out of seven have been charged with crimes. Sayedee is the second one to be sentenced to death. Though many people are happy with the court decisions, people who support Jamaat are rioting in Dhaka as well as other cities. So far, the death count is at 37. Four of them were police officers.

The police are responding to this with more guns and tear gas. Hoping this will disperse mobs and will fight against the home made weapons these people brought with them.

People on both sides are dying, whether it’s getting beaten to death or from explosives.  Government has increased security nationwide.


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