Bangladesh hangs opposition figures

Al Jazeera | .

Thousands of extra police and border guards have been deployed in Dhaka and other major cities and towns of Bangladesh in advance of a general strike called to protest against the executions of two opposition politicians for war crimes.

The security measures that have been taken following the hanging of Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury on Sunday - for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence conflict with Pakistan - could cause fresh unrest.
Security was especially tight in the hometowns of the two executed men whose funerals were held on Sunday morning.

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