Bangladeshis in the German city of Cologne formed a human chain in front of Cologne Dome on Saturday in a show of support for the Shahbagh movement. They demanded death sentence for the killers of Bengalis and collaborators of West Pakistan forces in 1971 and a ban on the politics of Jamaat-e-Islami. Photo: bdnews24.com
Bangladeshi expatriates in the German city of Cologne on Saturday demonstrated in support of the ongoing movement at Shahbag demanding capital punishment for war criminals.
formed a human chain in front of the Cologne Dome on Saturday, expressing
solidarity with the protesters back home who are also calling for a ban on
This is the latest in a series of demonstrations taking
place in different countries across the globe as an expression of solidarity
with the Shahbag protesters. Non-resident Bangladeshis in the US, UK, Australia,
Switzerland, Sweden and India have already extended their support for the
protesters in Bangladesh.
The Blogger and Online Activist Network had
begun the movement at Shahbagh on Feb 5 rejecting the International Crimes
Tribunal-2 verdict which sentenced Jamaat Assistant Secretary General Abdul
Quader Molla to life imprisonment for his crimes against humanity during the
1971 Liberation War.
The movement stepped into day 12 on Saturday as it
spread across the country like blazing fire demanding death sentence for all war
criminals. The protesters are also demanding ban of Jamaat’s