Bangladesh – violence broke out
Travel and Tourism to Bangladesh may not be advisable at this time.
Travel and Tourism to Bangladesh may not be advisable at this time. Tensions in Bangladesh have been running high since the government executed the Jamaat-e-Islami leader with local security sources saying at least six people were killed and dozens injured in fresh violence across the South Asian country on Saturday.
At least six people have been killed and several other injured in Bangladesh as protests continue following the execution of opposition leader, Abdul Quader Mollah.
Three of the victims were protesters who were shot dead when police opened fire in the town of Companyganj. Three others were killed in similar violence in the northern town of Ramganj.
Local police say violence broke out after Jamaat’s supporters torched government offices and attacked the convoy of a parliamentarian with the ruling party.
Bangladesh has been the scene of angry protests since Molla was hanged for war crimes two days ago. At least 12 people have been killed and hundreds injured in clashes since then.
His execution has drawn widespread condemnation from political allies and international human rights groups.
The execution of the senior opposition figure was carried out hours after the Supreme Court of Bangladesh dismissed his appeal for a final review.
Molla was initially sentenced to life in prison in February over allegations of war crimes. But the sentence was toughened up after he appealed against the ruling.
The Bangladeshi opposition accuses the government of seeking to silence them by putting their leaders on trial for alleged war crimes committed more than four decades ago.
Rights activists say the court’s legal procedures fall short of international standards.
Bangladeshi people have repeatedly taken to the streets in major Bangladeshi cities to voice their protest against the trials of opposition leaders and activists.
Nearly 200 people have been killed and thousands wounded in clashes between protesters and security forces since the beginning of this year.
Bangladesh has experienced a turbulent history marred by military coups, bloody turmoil and natural catastrophes.