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One dead as Bangladesh Islamists protest death penalty

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One person was killed in Bangladesh on Wednesday as violent protests erupted across the country after a court sentenced a senior Islamist leader to death for mass murder, police said. 

Bangladeshis walk past a burning vehicle set alight by activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami who burst into violent protests in Chittagong on September 17, 2013, after a verdict was delivered against Islamist leader Abdul Quader Molla.

A rickshaw driver died after being hit with stones during a protest in southern Bangladesh by supporters of the country's largest Islamist party.

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