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Islamic party wants to expel minorities, reunify with Pakistan
Strikes (hartal) and acts of violence continue across the country, especially against Hindus. Fears are growing among Buddhists, Christians and tribal communities. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party joins Jamaat-e-islami seeking the fall of the government. Islamist blogs provide instructions on how to sabotage railway lines, disrupt demonstrations and attack police.
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Bangladeshi Supreme Court sentences leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami to death
Motiur Rahman Nizami is charged with committing war crimes, genocide, rape and premeditated massacre of intellectuals. At the time, during the liberation war in 1971, he was the leader of the party’s student wing. His execution is scheduled in a few days, unless the president pardons him. Catholic Source: "Sentence is politically motivated, but the criminal is not innocent." The abandonment of the old leaders by the new political generation.
More violence feared as Bangladesh teeters on the brink of a political crisis
New round of elections at year’s end. For analysts and opposition, the climate is too tense, a transitional government is needed to prepare the country to vote. But the prime minister abolished it in 2011. The minority parties threaten to boycott vote.
Country at a standstill a month from the elections
Another general strike paralyses Dhaka. Opposition Awami League continues demanding reforms and threatening boycott in January 22, 2007, elections. Crisis was long in the making.
Army calls for greater power ahead of elections to cope with ongoing political crisis
It is the second day of opposition protest against caretaker government. Country is paralysed as tens of people are injured and arrested in Dhaka. President Iajuddin is unwilling to give in as the military seek extensive powers and the United Nations puts on the breaks.
Party and military setting up local offices to monitor and protect soldiers
After two senior military leaders are arrested, central authorities set up special agencies to monitor military rights. Heads of political and law commissions at county, city and provincial levels will lead the groups.
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