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Protests in Bangladesh, After Opposition Leader Hanged for War Crimes

Islamist activists in Bangladesh torched homes and shops Friday to protest the execution of one of their leaders convicted of war crimes.Officials say Abdul Qader Mollah was hanged to death at 10:01 p.m. local time, after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal.Shortly afterwards, Bangladeshi media reported a series of arson attacks and clashes between police and Islamist protesters, leaving at least one person dead.A VOA reporter in the capital city Dhaka said Thursday there was...

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