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Opposition boycotts swearing-in of new Bangladesh MPs

Opposition MPs on Thursday boycotted the swearing-in of the new Bangladesh parliament after a controversial election that was dogged by allegations of intimidation and fraud.
Bangladeshi voters wait in line outside a polling station while security police officials watch over in Dhaka on December 30, 2018. – Bangladesh headed to the polls on December 30 following a weeks-long campaign that was dominated by deadly violence and allegations of a crackdown on thousands of opposition activists. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

12 killed in Bangladesh election day violence

At least 12 people were killed in election-day clashes in Bangladesh Sunday, after a bloody campaign overshadowed by a crackdown on the opposition by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is expected to win a historic but controversial fourth term.

Two die in Bangladesh election day clashes

Two people were killed in election-related clashes in Bangladesh on Sunday, police said, following a deadly campaign marred by outbreaks of violence.
Bangladesh's telecoms regulator has ordered mobile operators to shut down high-speed mobile internet services until midnight Sunday, the day of a national election.

Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet in lead up to election day

Bangladesh's telecoms regulator has ordered mobile operators to shut down high-speed mobile internet services until midnight Sunday, the day of a national election.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

Bangladesh opposition demands chief election official quit

Bangladesh's main opposition alliance has demanded the resignation of the chief election commissioner, accusing him of bias as violence worsens ahead of Sunday's elections.
Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. AFP

Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Bangladesh’s opposition party says nearly 2,000 of its supporters arrested on trumped-up charges in crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks from general election
Bangladesh's main opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia (C) looks on as she is escorted back to prison from a hospital visit in Dhaka on November 8, 2018. - Bangladeshi authorities were set to announce later November 8 a date for general elections despite the opposition crying foul and threatening protests. (Photo by - / AFP)

Bangladesh opposition says will contest election

Bangladesh's main opposition party said Sunday it would not boycott next month's general election and would challenge Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the polls, despite its leader being in jail.

Bangladesh court doubles jail term for opposition leader Zia

A Bangladeshi court has doubled the jail term of opposition leader Khaleda Zia from five to 10 years in a corruption case following an appeal by the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh jails ex-premier Khaleda Zia jailed over corruption

A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to another seven years in prison on corruption charges that her supporters say are politically motivated.

19 sentenced to death in Bangladesh over grenade attack on premier

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced 19 people to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the current prime minister, although a top opposition leader escaped with a life sentence.
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Bangladesh court sentences 19 to death over 2004 attack case

A Dhaka court has handed down death penalty to 19 people, including two former ministers, and sentenced a top opposition leader to life imprisonment over a 2004 attack on the current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh

Court sentences five men to death for war crimes

A special tribunal in Bangladesh capital Dhaka sentenced five men to death on Monday for crimes against humanity during the country’s war of independence in 1971.

Ex-Bangladeshi premier Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case

A court in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to five years in jail in a corruption case.

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