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Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Nov 05, – The sentences followed a mass trial involving 846 defendants — a process criticized by a human rights group who said it was not credible and that at least 47 suspects died in custody. The border guards, known at the time of the mutiny as the Bangladesh Rifles, say they revolted over demands […]

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5 dead as Bangladesh opposition enforces strike

5 dead as Bangladesh opposition enforces strike

Oct 27, – The strike is aimed at forcing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to quit and form a caretaker government made up of people from outside political parties to oversee an election due by early next year. The shutdown began Sunday morning and is to continue until Tuesday night. Police and backers of Bangladesh’s ruling […]

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Woman pulled from rubble after 17 days, brings new hope to Bangladesh

Woman pulled from rubble after 17 days, brings new hope to Bangladesh

May 11, AP – Seamstress Reshma Begum was found alive and relatively well on Friday amidst the ruins of a collapsed garment factory near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. The young woman feared for her life every day for two weeks following the collapse of the eight-storey building on April 24. Rescue crews pulled a […]

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Bangladesh factory collapse death toll hits 1,034

Bangladesh factory collapse death toll hits 1,034

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed more than two weeks ago outside the Bangladeshi capital soared past 1,000 on Friday, while the list of the dead from a fresh fire at a sweater manufacturer showed the entanglement of the industry and top Bangladeshi officials. Officials said 1,034 […]

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