Fierce clashes in Bangladesh

  • A Bangladeshi man rides past a truck set on fire by activists of Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami during a strike called by the party in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. At least 42 have died in rioting sparked by a death sentence given to the Islamic political party leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee convicted of crimes linked to Bangladesh's 1971 independence war. AP
  • Bangladeshi people gather near a truck set on fire by activists of Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami during a strike called by the party in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. AP
  • A Bangladeshi police officer escorts Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, right, a leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami as he arrives at the International Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka, Bangladesh. AP
  • Activists of Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami set up road blocks during a strike called by the party in Chittagong, Bangladesh. AP
  • Activists of Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami attack a security vehicle during a strike called by the party in Chittagong, Bangladesh. AP
  • Security personnel patrol during a strike called by Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami to denounce the trial by a special tribunal involving several of their leaders, in Dhaka. AP
  • Riot policemen escort Bangladeshis protesting against a strike in Dhaka. AP
  • Bangladeshis celebrate the death sentence awarded to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee in Dhaka. AP
  • Bangladeshi activists shout slogans demanding the execution of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami, in Dhaka. AP
  • Leaders and activists of Islamic political parties shout slogans before burning effigies of anti-Islamic bloggers inside an Islamic school during a nationwide strike in Dhaka. AP

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