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Protests hit Bangladesh after war crimes verdict

DHAKA:  Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party is enforcing a general strike across the country for a second day to protest a war crimes verdict.

 

A tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah to life in prison.

 

Street clashes that followed the verdict killed up to four people and injured dozens more on Tuesday.

 

Local news agency bdnews24.com reported more clashes between activists and police in Dhaka on Wednesday.

 

Television footage shows the activists throwing stones at the police.

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