Bangladesh leader's one-sided poll win decried

Jan 7, 2014

Bangladesh leader's one-sided poll win decried

Opposition leader Khaleda Zia accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of “murdering democracy” as her archrival faced growing calls Tuesday to hold fresh polls after a walkover election. The United States led international pressure for a swift rerun that will include all the major parties, ...

Bangladesh's ruling party ahead after violent vote

Jan 6, 2014

Bangladesh's ruling party ahead after violent vote

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party was leading Monday with 232 seats in a national election marred by violence and boycotted by the opposition amid concerns by the international community that the process was deeply flawed. The Election Commission had not provided official results, but ...

Bangladesh opposition calls new strike after deadly vote

Jan 5, 2014

Bangladesh opposition calls new strike after deadly vote

Bangladesh’s opposition called a new 48-hour general strike Sunday to protest at the killing of its supporters by police during a violence-plagued general election. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party said the shutdown would begin on Monday morning, effectively extending a protest which was in place ...

Dec 23, 2013

Bangladesh factory owners charged in deadly fire

Police charged the owners of a Bangladeshi garment factory and 11 employees with culpable homicide Sunday for alleged negligence leading to the death of 112 workers in a raging fire that engulfed the factory last year. It was the first time Bangladeshi authorities had ...

Bangladesh executes opposition leader

Dec 13, 2013

Bangladesh executes opposition leader

An opposition leader convicted of war crimes during Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971 was executed Thursday, a move that raised fears of new violence before next month’s elections. Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged at 10:01 p.m., said Sheikh Yousuf Harun, chief government administrator ...

Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 army mutiny

Nov 5, 2013

Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 army mutiny

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 ...