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Bangladesh court upholds death sentence of 139 BDR soldiers

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The Bangladesh High Court on Monday upheld the death sentence of 139 soldiers and the life imprisonment of 146 convicted soldiers of the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) over the killing of 74 people, including 57 Army officers, during the 2009 mutiny. The carnage took place between February 25 and 26 that year. The judgement comes after the High Court started delivering the verdict on Sunday on the death sentence of the 152 convicted soldiers — comprising jawans and non-commissioned officers of the BDR — four years after a lower court in Dhaka handed down capital punishment to them. The lower…

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