POD | Zuma Press 06 April 2013

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April 6, 2013 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Islamic activists march to Dhaka’s business hub Motijheel turning it into a human sea as thousands of people poured into the area to join the mass rally of radical Islamist organization Hefajat-e Islam to press home its 13-point demands including capital punishment of atheist bloggers for ‘defaming’ Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). (Credit Image: © Monirul Alam/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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4 killed, 50 hurt during countrywide Hartal in Bangladesh

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A  Madrasa students look at from their dormitory, their senior s fellow demonstration during the country wide down-to-dusk strike in the Kamrangir Char, Dhaka on 24 February, 2013. The eight Islamist parties enforced today’s strike protesting attacks on their Friday’s demonstrations, and demanding punishment to ‘atheist’ bloggers.© Monirul Alam

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People’s Voice | Black flag hoisted in memory of Rajib

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Black flags were hoisted at Shahbagh intersection Projonmo Chattar Dhaka and different educational institutions in memory of slain blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 February 2013. The protesters, who have been demonstrating since 05 February to call for the execution of alleged perpatrators of war crimes committed during the 1971 War of Liberation in the country, and who are currently being tried by a tribunal, were expressing outrage at the alleged murder of the activist blogger on 15 February. The protesters had earlier agreed to scale back their demonstrations, only to return to non-stop protest action in the wake of the alleged murder of Ahmed Rajib Haider. © Monirul Alam

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Thousands of protesters take part in the funeral of Ahmed Rajib Haider, a 26 year-old blogger who was found dead on 15 February, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 February 2013. The protesters, who have been demonstrating since 05 February to call for the execution of alleged perpatrators of war crimes committed during the 1971 War of Liberation in the country, and who are currently being tried by a tribunal, were expressing outrage at the alleged murder of the activist blogger on 15 February. The protesters had earlier agreed to scale back their demonstrations, only to return to non-stop protest action in the wake of the alleged murder of Ahmed Rajib Haider. © Monirul Alam

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People’s Voice | Protesters Gather Continue

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A top shot shows thousands of Bangladeshi people protesting at the Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15 February 2013. According to the local on line news paper and police said one blogger killed at Dhaka Mirpur area around 10 pm. The mass movement was sparked on 5 February when people in Dhaka began to protest against the life sentence given to the leader of the ‘Jamaat-e-Islami’ party, Quader Molla, and to other war criminals, calling the sentences too lenient and demanding capital punishment instead. © Monirul Alam

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People’s Voice | Nation lights up millions of candles

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Fish Eye View: A top shot shows thousands of Bangladeshi people holding lit candles, at the Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 February 2013. The mass movement sparked on 5 February when people in Dhaka began to protest against the life sentence given to the leader of the ‘Jamaat-e-Islami’ party, Quader Molla, and to other war criminals, calling the sentences too lenient and demanding capital punishment instead. © Monirul Alam

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People’s Voice | Shaheed Janani Portrait Instlation at Shahbagh

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Bangladeshi activists hold national flag and shout slogans in front of Shaheed Janani  at the Shahbagh intersection, A large size portrait of Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam,mother of a martyred freedom fighter and the first to initiate the movement for trail of war criminals, instlation at the center of demonstrations in the capital’s Shahhbagh   in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 February 2013. Reports state that protesters gathered for the ninth day against the life sentence given to the leader of the ‘Jamaat-e-Islami’ party, Quader Molla, a sentence the protesters call too lenient and demanding capital punishment instead.© Monirul Alam

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People’s Voice | 3-minute silence Shahbagh Protest

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A panorama views photo of Bangladeshi social activists standing in silence and raising their hands at a key intersection in central Dhaka, Bangladesh, 12 February 2013. Thousands of people stood in silence for three minutes as they demanded swift execution of war criminals, police and witnesses reportedly said. The protests in Dhaka sparked eight days ago due to the life sentence given to the leader of the ‘Jamaat-e-Islami’ party, Quader Molla, a sentence the protesters call too lenient and demanding capital punishment instead. © Monirul Alam

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