Islamist agitation fuels unrest in Bangladesh

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    • Activists of Hefajat-e-Islam shout slogans during a grand rally in Dhaka in this April 6, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
    • View PhotoReuters/Reuters – Activists of Hefajat-e-Islam shout slogans during a grand rally in Dhaka in this April 6, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
    • People attend a mass demonstration at Shahbagh intersection, demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah, after a war crimes tribunal sentenced him to life imprisonment, in Dhaka in this February 8, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/FilesView PhotoPeople attend a mass demonstration …
    • A man holds a Bangladesh national flag as he chants a slogan before a mass funeral as the body of Rajib Haider, an architect and blogger who was a key figure in organising demonstrations, arrives at Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka in this February 16, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/FilesView PhotoA man holds a Bangladesh national …

By John Chalmers

DHAKA (Reuters) – One night in February, Rajib Haider was set upon near his Dhaka home by five knife-wielding youths. His face was so lacerated that a relative who found the body wasn’t sure it was him until he called Haider’s cellphone and heard it ring inside a pocket.

Haider was a blogger, one of hundreds in Bangladesh demanding the death penalty for Islamist leaders accused of wartime atrocities, whose grisly murder swelled the crowds at student-led rallies many hailed as a “Bangladesh Spring”.

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