On Wednesday 18 February, the International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Jamaat leader Abdus Subhan to death for his alleged crimes against humanity. The verdict could provoke an angry response from elements of Jamaat and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir, in addition to the blockade and hartal. Protests may take place in the area of the Supreme Court and other parts of central Dhaka.
If you’re travelling during a blockade or hartal you should avoid demonstrations and protests as they may quickly turn violent and lead to attacks on property and public transport including burning buses, which has resulted in the death and serious injuries.
You should limit your movements around central Dhaka, particularly around political offices, government ministries and Dhaka University campus. Remain vigilant across the country, taking care where there are large gatherings, political offices and rallies.