A police van passes a burnt vehicle after activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) set fire to it during a clash in Dhaka March 2, 2013
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Three die in Bangladesh war crimes clashes

At least three people have been killed in the latest violence in Bangladesh, which started when a war crimes court sentenced to death a senior Islamist politician.

Delwar Hossain Sayeedi was sentenced on Thursday on charges including murder, rape and torture during the war of independence in 1971.

Since then, at least 46 people have died in riots across the country.

Mr Sayeedi's Jamaat-e-Islami party says the tribunal is politically motivated.

The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports.

  • 02 Mar 2013
  • From the section Asia
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