2013 Shahbag Protest

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The 2013 Shahbag Protest began on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with protesters demanding the capital punishment for Abdul Quader Mollah and all the other accused war criminals of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh. Abdul Quader Mollah was charged with abetting the Pakistani army; actively participating in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh; rape (including the rape of minors); and mass murder of Bangladeshis in the Mirpur area of Dhaka during the Liberation War of Bangladesh. The many grievous attrocities committed by Abdul Quader Mollah during the Liberation War of Bangladesh earned him the nickname of Mirpurer Koshai (মিরপুরের কসাই) — Butcher of Mirpur. Despite the gory nature of the crimes, on February 5, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh sentenced Mollah to life in prison after he was proved guilty in five out of the six charges against him. Within hours of the verdict, mass discontent broke out in Bangladesh where most people were expecting capital punishment for Mollah. The bloggers and online activists gave voice to the public opinion and called for a mass demonstration at the Shahbag intersection in central Dhaka. People from all walks of life spontaneously joined the protest and the demonstration culminated into the 2013 Shahbag Protest.[1][2] Within days it spread all over Bangladesh and Bangladeshis from all around the world began expressing solidarity with the Shahbag protest, uploading their photos of their solidarity on Facebook, Flicker, Wikimedia Commons, etc.

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Dhaka[edit]

Mass Signature For Maximum Punishment.jpg
 
Shahbag Projonmo Square Uprising Demanding Capital Punishment of the War Criminals of 1971 in Bangladesh.jpg
 
Shahbag Projonmo Square Uprising Demanding Death Penalty of the War Criminals of 1971 in Bangladesh.jpg
 
Shahbag Projonmo Square Uprising Demanding Justice for the Victims of 1971 in Bangladesh.jpg
 
Shahbag Projonmo Square Uprising Demanding Death Penalty of the War Criminals of 1971 in Bangladesh 25.jpg
 
Shahbag Projonmo Square Uprising Demanding Death Penalty of the War Criminals of 1971 in Bangladesh 05.jpg
 
Shahbag Projonmo Square Uprising Demanding Death Penalty of the War Criminals of 1971 in Bangladesh 09.jpg
 
A Bangladeshi 60 plus old man carrying the playcard in Shahbag Mass Movement of 2013 in Bangladesh demanding capital punishment for the accused world criminal Abdul kader Molla.jpg
 
Bangladeshi Children joining in Shahbag Mass Movement of 2013 in Bangladesh.jpg
 
Placard addressing the foreign media
Placard addressing the foreign media  
Raising shoes to convey shame and hatred
Raising shoes to convey shame and hatred  
A young protester
A young protester  
Protesters from Artist Community
Protesters from Artist Community  
Shahbag Protest
Shahbag Protest  

Chittagong[edit]

Protest in Chittagong, infront of Chittagong Press Club
Protest in Chittagong, infront of Chittagong Press Club  

Australia[edit]

At The Angel Statue, Melbourne, Australia.
At The Angel Statue, Melbourne, Australia.  
Bangladesh Club, New Zealand
Bangladesh Club, New Zealand  
Bangladesh Club, New Zealand
Bangladesh Club, New Zealand  
Bangladeshis at Sydney Ashfield Park, NSW, Australia
Bangladeshis at Sydney Ashfield Park, NSW, Australia  

Europe[edit]

Students at the University of Cambridge.
Students at the University of Cambridge.  
People express solidarity in front of Finnish Parliament building, Helsinki, Finland.
People express solidarity in front of Finnish Parliament building, Helsinki, Finland.  
Bangladeshis in front of the International Court of Justice, The Netherlands.
Bangladeshis in front of the International Court of Justice, The Netherlands.  
Bangladeshis of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Bangladeshis of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  
Students of Aalto University.
Students of Aalto University.  
From France in Solidarity with Shahbag.
From France in Solidarity with Shahbag.  

Asia[edit]

The Bangladesh Community at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.
The Bangladesh Community at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.  
Bangladesh Community at South Korea.
Bangladesh Community at South Korea.  
Students of KAIST, Daejeon, Korea.
Students of KAIST, Daejeon, Korea.  
Students of the Kyungpook National University.
Students of the Kyungpook National University.  
Students of Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, South Korea.
Students of Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, South Korea.  
From Singapore
From Singapore  
From Singapore
From Singapore  
Bangladeshis at YIH Plaza, Singapore
Bangladeshis at YIH Plaza, Singapore  

Canada[edit]

Students of University of Waterloo.
Students of University of Waterloo.  
Students of University of Saskatchewan.
Students of University of Saskatchewan.  
Students of University of Manitoba.
Students of University of Manitoba.  
Students at University of Guelph and Waterloo University, Waterloo, Ontario.
Students at University of Guelph and Waterloo University, Waterloo, Ontario.  
Students of University of British Columbia.
Students of University of British Columbia.  
Students of Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Students of Memorial University of Newfoundland.  
Students of Queen's University, ON, Canada.
Students of Queen's University, ON, Canada.  
Students of the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
Students of the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.  
Students of University of Calgary.
Students of University of Calgary.  
Bangladesh Community at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Bangladesh Community at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  
Bangladeshi Graduate Students of Concordia university, Montreal, Canada
Bangladeshi Graduate Students of Concordia university, Montreal, Canada  

United States of America[edit]

Students of the University of Texas at El Paso
Students of the University of Texas at El Paso  
Students of Stony Brook University, NY
Students of Stony Brook University, NY  
Bangladesh Student Association, The Pennsylvania State University
Bangladesh Student Association, The Pennsylvania State University  
Students of University of Akron, Ohio.
Students of University of Akron, Ohio.  
Students of University of Texas at Arlington.
Students of University of Texas at Arlington.  
Students at University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.
Students at University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.  
Students of University of Texas at Dallas.
Students and Scholars of Texas Tech University.
Students and Scholars of Texas Tech University.  
Students of Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University
Students of Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University  
Students of University of South Carolina
Students of University of South Carolina  
Students of  Texas A&M University.
Students of Texas A&M University.  
Students of University of Houston.
Students of University of Houston.  
Students of Rutgers University.
Students of Rutgers University.  
Students of Cornell University.
Students of Cornell University.  
Students of University of Memphis.
Students of University of Memphis.  
Students of Michigan Tech
Students of Michigan Tech  
Students of University of Texas at San Antonio.
Students of Oklahoma State University.
Students of Oklahoma State University.  
Students of University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University, Illinois.
Students of University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University, Illinois.  
Students of University of California Riverside.
Students of the Florida International University.
Students of the Florida International University.  
Students of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Bangladeshi students of University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bangladeshi students of University of Louisiana at Lafayette  
University Of New Mexico students expressing solidarity with Shahbag movement
University Of New Mexico students expressing solidarity with Shahbag movement  
Minnesota State University,Mankato, USA
Minnesota State University,Mankato, USA  
Iowa State University, USA
Iowa State University, USA  
Solidarity with Shahbag from San-Francisco Bay area, CA, USA
Solidarity with Shahbag from San-Francisco Bay area, CA, USA  

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