Bangladesh upholds death sentences over 2004 attack on British envoy


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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