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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court sentences top Islamist to death for arms smuggling

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chittagong A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced 14 people to death, including the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party, over a massive arms smuggling ... at a Bangladesh port. “The judge sentenced 14 people including.... Motiur Rahman Nizami, to death on smuggling charges,” prosecutor Kamal Uddin Ahmed said from the southern port city of Chittagong. “We’re ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court upholds death penalty for top Islamist Abdul Quader Molla

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 02:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh’s highest court upheld the death penalty for a top Islamist leader convicted of war crimes, just two days after he was given a dramatic last-minute reprieve from execution. The Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain “dismissed” Abdul Quader Molla’s appeal for a final review of his death sentence, meaning he could now be hanged ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Execution order issued for death row Bangladesh Islamist

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 08:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka A Bangladesh court on Sunday ordered prison authorities to hang an Islamist leader months after he was sentenced to death, raising fears of a new wave of clashes in the unrest-plagued nation. Abdul Quader Molla, a key leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was given the death penalty in September when the Supreme Court toughened the life sentence ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court sentences 150 soldiers to death for mutiny

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka 2009 revolt saw 74, mostly Bangladeshi army officers, hacked to death and bodies burned 150 soldiers given death for mutiny A Bangladeshi court has sentenced at least 150 soldiers to death and jailed hundreds more over a 2009 military mutiny in which scores of top officers were killed. Some 823 soldiers were charged over the mutiny in which 74 people ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh war crimes court sentences British Muslim and US citizen to death

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 03:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Muslim leader and a US citizen to death in absentia for murder on Sunday, in the latest ruling over atrocities committed during the war of independence. Britain’s Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin ... their trail, prosecutors sought the death penalty for the pair, who fled Bangladesh after it gained independence from Pakistan, saying they were “high command” members of the notorious Al Badr militia ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh convicts 5 for murder of Saudi envoy

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 10:47am by Associated Press in Dhaka

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka A special tribunal sentenced to death five Bangladeshi men for killing a Saudi diplomat in an apparent street crime earlier this year. Initial speculation about the shooting had focused on Iran, which denied the accusations. The suspects told investigators they were trying to rob the diplomat and shot him accidentally. Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali, ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Strike cripples Bangladesh as death toll rises

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Two protesters were killed on Monday, raising the overall death toll to 14 Two more Bangladesh protesters were killed in clashes on Monday, the second day of a nationwide strike called by the opposition demanding the prime minister quit and hold elections under a caretaker government. The two were killed in the north and southeast, raising the overall death ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh sentences seventh opposition lawmaker to death

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 03:53pm by Reuters in Dhaka

    ... Reuters in Dhaka Salauddin Quader Chowdhury found guilty of torture, rape and genocide Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal sentenced a senior opposition leader and lawmaker to death on Tuesday in the seventh such verdict by the body set up to probe abuses during the country’s bloody struggle for independence. Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a legislator from the main opposition ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Charged owners of Bangladesh factory where 112 workers died surrender

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Death-trap factory owners surrender Two owners of a Bangladesh garment factory where 112 workers died in a fire two years ago have surrendered and sought bail after they were charged with murder. The factory outside the capital, Dhaka, which produced clothing for big Western retailers, had no emergency exits and its location in an alley stopped ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh Islamist leader gets death penalty for war crimes

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 04:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced a senior leader of the country’s largest Islamic party to death for crimes committed during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, 65, was found guilty of five charges, including abduction and murder, and was sentenced to death by the much-criticised International Crimes Tribunal. ...




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