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Bangladesh: Violent clashes over Islamist leader's sentencing

At least 58 people have died in clashes since Thursday after an Islamist leader was sentenced to death.

Fresh clashes in Bangladesh have killed at least 23 people as the country observes a nationwide strike over a war crimes court's ruling to sentence an Islamist party leader to death.

Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a cleric and leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, was found guilty on Thursday of crimes against humanity committed during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

He was the third defendant to be convicted by the tribunal. Since his sentencing, violent clashes have broken out, leaving at least 58 people dead.