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Bangladesh upholds death sentences over 2004 attack on British envoy

Anwar Choudhury was injured in the grenade attack which killed three people

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Bangladesh’s supreme court upheld death sentences on Wednesday (December 7) for three members of an outlawed Islamist militant group in connection with a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004. The Islamists, including the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group, were sentenced to death in 2008 for the attack in which three people were killed and about 50, including then British high commissioner Anwar Choudhury, were wounded. A panel of four judges headed by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha upheld the death sentences for the three, including the group’s leader, Mufti Abdul Hannan, deputy attorney general Bashir Ahmed…

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