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War crimes protested in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to demand executions of people convicted of war crimes in the nation’s independence war in 1971.

The protesters in Dhaka urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to review a verdict sentencing a senior leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, to life in prison for killings and other crimes.

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