Bangladesh was on Sunday put on alert fearing a possible backlash to the execution of top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman for 1971 war crimes as thousands of people took to streets to applaud the move, amid fundamentalists' call for a nationwide protest strike.
Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman was on Sunday buried at his ancestral home after his overnight execution for committing war crimes and mass killing during Bangladesh's 1971 independence war against Pakistan even as his supporters called for nationwide protests.
Bangladesh braced for protests and fresh violence on Sunday after a senior official of the largest Islamist party was executed on charges of crimes against humanity during the country's 1971 independence war, the second man to be hanged since the government revived war crime trials that have sharpened political divisions in the South Asian nation.
The US on Saturday asked Bangladesh not to proceed with the execution of top fundamentalist Jamaat-e- Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman, who has lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence for the 1971 war crimes.
Bangladesh authorities on Saturday moved to hang a top Islamist leader for overseeing a massacre during the nation`s 1971 independence war, after he refused to seek clemency from the country`s president.
Family members of top fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman on Monday met him in jail ahead of his impending execution after he lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence for the 1971 war crimes.
Bangladesh`s Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party on Monday called for a two-day strike after a court upheld its previous verdict on its leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, rejecting his petition to review his death sentence.
The Bangladesh apex court will, Sunday, fix the date for hearing the review petition by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman against the death sentence handed to him for being involved in war crimes during Bangladesh`s Liberation War, media reported on Thursday.
Bangladesh`s Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman will file a petition against an apex court verdict upholding the death sentence awarded to him by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) for his atrocities during the 1971 Liberation War.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday exhorted Bangladesh to find a tangible way to "de-escalate" the current spate of deadly unrest while US Secretary of State John Kerry appealed to the opposition here to "cease violence" that has claimed over 100 lives in the past seven weeks.
A special Bangladeshi tribunal today issued death warrants against a top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party convicted of crimes against humanity during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971, clearing the way for his execution.
Bangladesh`s International Crimes Tribunal has issued a death warrant against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War, media reported Thursday.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia has been accused by police of "instigating" Tuesday`s arson attack on a bus in Comilla district which left seven people dead, a media report said Wednesday.
A Pakistani High Commission staffer in Bangladesh was asked to leave the country after being found indulging in terror financing including circulating Fake Indian Currency Notes, senior officials said on Tuesday.
Pakistan's far-right Jamaat-e-Islami has said it will bring together a million people on Friday to protest against a French satirical weekly, even as an uneasy calm prevailed here a day after four persons were injured in violent protests over a cartoon considered un-Islamic.