Court upholds ‘brutal’ carnage death penalty - EasternEye

Court upholds ‘brutal’ carnage death penalty

DOZENS OF TOP ARMY OFFICERS KILLED IN ‘BARBARIC’ MUTINY A COURT in Bangladesh upheld the death penalty for 139 soldiers on Mon­day (27) over their role in a “brutal and barbaric” mutiny in which dozens of top army officers were massacred. In delivering his verdict, justice Md Abu Zafor Siddique described the 2009 slaughter of 74 people – includ­ing 57 top brass – as an unprecedented atrocity in Bangladesh’s relatively short history. “It was the most heinous, brutal and barbaric carnage of our history,” he said of the two-day massacre in which victims were shot, hacked to death and burned…

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