Bangladesh war crimes sentence sparks protests


A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh has found a leader of the main Islamist party guilty of crimes against humanity during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971.

The trial of Abdul Kader Mullah, of Jamaat-e-Islami, has sparked protests from supporters who accuse the government of pursuing a political vendetta.

On Monday thousands of people marched through the capital, Dhaka, demanding the release of their leaders.

Anbarasan Ethirajan reports from Dhaka.

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