Experts concerned about violent protests in Bangladesh

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A group of UN independent human rights experts is appealing for an end to violence and a return to peaceful demonstrations in Bangladesh following more than a month of large-scale protests across the country. 

The protests are related to the trials and verdicts of a tribunal for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence.

In a statement on Friday, the experts say nearly 90 people have died and hundreds more injured in clashes between security forces and various groups, as well as between the groups.

They add that there have also been reports of attacks against the minority Hindu community and journalists.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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