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13 persons killed during the week as JeI-ICS cadres intensify street protests across the country: At least 13 persons, including seven civilians and six Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS), cadres were killed, during the week as the JeI-ICS cadres opposing the War Crimes Trial intensified their street protests across the Country.

Four persons were killed and at least 50 others injured in clashes between Islamists led by JeI-ICS and the Police in Singair sub-District in Manikganj District on February 24.

In Pabna town of Pabna District, gunfight between JeI-ICS cadres and Police killed two persons and injured 30 others, including 18 Policemen on February 23.

JeI-ICS cadres on February 22 attacked law enforcers and journalists leaving at least four persons killed and nearly 304 people injured across the country.

At least three people were killed and 150 JeI-ICS cadres were injured across the country during February 18 country-wide dawn-to-dusk hartal (shut down) called by the JeI-ICS.

Maewnhile, State Minister for Law Qamrul Islam on February 22 said banning the politics of JeI was merely a matter of time and the Government would take necessary steps in appropriate time. Daily Star, February 19-25, 2013.

JeI leader Abdul Quader Molla awarded life term imprisonment by ICT-2: The International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) on February 5 sentenced JeI leader Abdul Quader Molla to life term imprisonment on war crimes charge. The three-member tribunal, led by Justice Obaidul Hasan, pronounced the sentence after reading out a 132-page verdict. Daily Star, February 6, 2013.

Six person including four JeI-ICS cadres killed during general strike across the country: At least six persons, including four Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) cadres, one Policeman and one civilian were killed as law enforcers dispersed pickets during the general strike enforced by the JeI-ICS cadres across the country on January 31. Violence marked in Dhaka, Jhenaidah, Sylhet, Chittagong, Lakshmipur, Barisal, Moulvibazar and Sirajganj Districts disrupting normal life and commercial activities. At least 20 people, including some Policemen, were injured in the clashes. Four JeI-ICS cadres were also arrested in connection with the attack on the Police. Times of India, February 1, 2013.

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