bangladesh nationalist party
VICE News spoke to some of the families of Bangladesh Nationalist Party politicians who are grabbed from the streets by men claiming to be law enforcement officers, and often never heard from again.
Khaleda Zia faces an arrest warrant on two corruption charges, but didn't attend a hearing today, citing security concerns. The court will meet again on Thursday as violence continues in Bangladesh.
There are fears that ongoing violence in the country may intensify after a warrant was issued for Khaleda Zia over her failure to attend court hearings on corruption charges.
Abdus Subhan is the 17th person to be convicted for war crimes in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and the ninth Jamaat-e-Islami leader to be convicted of such charges.
Police blamed opposition activists for the attacks, two of dozens that have occurred across Bangladesh recently amid anti-government protests.
Thousands of opposition activists have been arrested since January 6 amid a wave of nationwide unrest. Some have been killed in custody — and their families don't believe the official stories.
Bangladesh's opposition leader called mass protests across the country for "democracy killing day" on January 5, and it has been in violent turmoil since.