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Bangladesh Islamists attack Catholics who "dared" to vote: several injured
The Islamic extremists wanted to punish the community of the Diocese of Mymensigh who, despite the threats, went to the polls for the general election. The brother of Bishop Paul Ponen Kubi among the victims. The local Caritas gives medical and legal assistance to the assaulted .
11/05/2010 BANGLADESH - GB
For the first time a Bangladeshi woman in British Parliament
Rushanara Ali, a 35 year-old Muslim, won the seat in the constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow in east London. The woman was born in Bangladesh and moved to England at the age of 7. Graduated at Oxford, she worked in the social outreach and published articles on political and social issues.
Pressure on Catholic family to rob them of house and property
Muslim groups have shot at the house and have built a wall to expropriate the land, while the police fails to intervene. "Allah Akbar" in place of the cross. Other Christian families have had to leave the area.
Opposition "besieges" Dhaka, more than 500 people hurt
Opposition parties take to the streets demanding new electoral law and expulsion of Islamic fundamentalists from government, threatening to boycott upcoming elections. Prime Minister orders preventive arrests and deploys 18,000 policemen and paramilitary forces.
Local elections in four Bangladeshi cities
Despite the state of emergency, more than 1.2 million voters are called to cast their ballot to elect officials in four cities and nine municipalities. This vote is a test for the upcoming general elections in late December despite protests over its timing and procedures.
Bangladesh three leaders of the main opposition party arrested
The three members of the Bangladesh National Party ( BNP) are accused of inciting violence . Their arrest is due to the climate of tension in recent months and in view of the 72-hour general strike scheduled for tomorrow. Clashes in Dhaka between BNP protesters and police.
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