Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami, faces the death penalty for genocide, rape, and orchestrating the massacre of top intellectuals during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence.
'I Would Rather Die Than Go Back': We Spoke to an Opposition Activist on the Run About Life in Bangladesh's Jails
Thousands of activists have been jailed during three months of nationwide opposition protests, many swept up in mass arrests, and the country's prisons are bursting at the seams.
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.
The latest in a string of such incidents, the assault brings to more than 50 the death toll from a month of opposition protests, strikes and blockades.
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.
The country's bloodiest election ever was an exercise in depressing idiocy. The ruling party won, but it wasn't much of a victory since the main opposition party boycotted the election, branding it a "farce."