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  • Bangladesh women find liberty in hard labor

    Bangladesh women find liberty in hard labor
    DHAKA, Bangladesh — Mukhta Mollah deftly smooths the red fabric and guides it through a whirling sewing machine. She sews side seams on women's blouses bound for America. Eight hours a day or longer in this hot and sweaty factory. Six days a week.
  • Bangladesh vote thwarted by 'Battling Begums'; outcome called farce

    Bangladesh vote thwarted by 'Battling Begums'; outcome called farce
    The last time a parliamentary election in Bangladesh drew such low turnout, the lawmakers elected served only 11 days in office before political turmoil brought down the government. Observers Monday held out little more hope for the lawmakers elected...

    Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

    Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny
    DHAKA, Bangladesh – A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced 152 people to death for their actions in a 2009 border guard mutiny in which 74 people, including 57 military commanders, were killed. Dhaka's Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge Md...

    Bangladesh sentences 152 former soldiers to death for mutiny killings

    Bangladesh sentences 152 former soldiers to death for mutiny killings
    NEW DELHI -- In a trial dubbed one of the world’s largest, a special court in Bangladesh handed down the death penalty Tuesday to 152 ex-paramilitary soldiers for the killing of dozens of people during a 2009 mutiny. “They will be hanged...

    Bangladesh opposition leader hanged for war crimes; violence flares

    Bangladesh opposition leader hanged for war crimes; violence flares
    Bangladesh executed a leading Muslim opposition figure late Thursday who had been convicted by a government-constituted war crimes tribunal of offenses allegedly committed during the country's 1971 war for independence from Pakistan. The hanging of...