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Riots as Bangladesh war court jails Islamist for life

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Deadly riots broke out in Bangladeshi cities on Tuesday after a court sentenced a senior Islamist opposition leader to life in prison for mass murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. 

Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth-highest-ranked leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is seen through a car window heading to the central jail following his verdict in Dhaka on February 5, 2013. Riots broke out in several Bangladesh cities after a court sentenced him to life in prison for mass murder during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth-highest leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was the first politician to be found guilty by the International Crimes Tribunal, a much-criticised domestic court based in Dhaka.

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