Bangladesh Clashes Turn Deadly After Islamist Leader Executed

December 13, 2013 6:14 am

At least four people were killed in Bangladesh on Friday (December 13) when supporters of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah vented their fury at his execution for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The decision to hang Mollah, a senior figure in the Jamaat-e-Islami party that is a key part of the opposition coalition, drew widespread condemnation from political allies and international human rights groups.