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Bangladesh upholds death sentence for those responsible for 2004 attack on British envoy

Mufti Hannan faces the death sentence

By: Sarwar Alam

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of banned Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami’s former leader and two of his accomplices for a grenade attack in 2004 on Britain’s then envoy to the country. HuJI leader Mufti Hannan lost the legal battle to save himself from the charges of an attempt on life of the former UK envoy to Bangladesh. An Appellate Division bench led by the chief justice scrapped petitions by Hannan and two others for a review of the verdict. The order means that Hannan and his associates Sharif Shahedul Alam and Delwar Hossain can now be executed. With the review pleas being rejected by the top court, they…

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