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Bangladesh: Investigate deaths in protest clashes to prevent more bloodshed

Headline Title:  Bangladesh: Investigate protest deaths 07 May 2013 The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately set up an independent and impartial investigation into police use of force after at least 44 people died in violent clashes between protesters and the police, Amnesty International said. Tens of thousands of supporters of the Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam took to the streets in the capital Dhaka and elsewhere in Bangladesh on 5 May and the early hours of 6 May. They demanded the introduction of stricter religious laws, including the introduction of a blasphemy law and…

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