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Bangladesh upholds death penalty of religious party leader

Bangladesh upholds death penalty of religious party leader

The Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice S.K. Sinha “dismissed” Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid’s appeal.



By (AFP)

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 10:49 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:58 PM

Dhaka — Bangladesh’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence against the country’s second highest ranked religious party leader for committing war crimes, paving the way for his hanging within months.

The Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice S.K. Sinha “dismissed” Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid’s appeal, an AFP correspondent at the court said.

“The death penalty handed down to him has been upheld,” prosecutor Soumya Reza told AFP, adding Mujahid could be hanged within months.

 


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