Bangladesh deaths as Jamaat protest strike begins
At least seven people have died in clashes in Bangladesh at the start of a strike called over a death sentence given to an Islamist party leader.
The walk out was called by leaders of the Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, in protest at the sentencing to death of one of its senior officials over abuses during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971.
Anbarasan Ethirajan reports from Chittagong.
03 Mar 2013
- From the section Asia