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Bangladesh's largest Islamic party strikes to demand halt in war crimes trial


Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami activists block a road with burning tires during a nationwide strike on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Dec. 4.

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An activist of the Jamaat-e-Islami is being carried to a police van after an arrest during the country wide dawn-to-dusk strike at Malibagh in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Dec. 4.

About 100 Jamaat-e-Islami activists were arrested and 25 injured during a day-long strike by the largest Islamic party in the country on Tuesday as a part of their continuing protest for the release of their senior leaders who are facing trial against war crimes and crimes against humanity, local media reported.

-- Reuters

Andrew Biraj / Reuters

Police load injured activists of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party onto a police van as they detain them after a clash with police and pro-government activists in Dhaka on Dec. 4.

Andrew Biraj / Reuters

A member of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) inspects a burnt bus after activists of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party set fire to it during a strike in Dhaka on Dec. 4.

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