BANGLADESH. SIX TOP ISLAMIC MILITANTS EXECUTED
March 30, 2007: six Islamic militant leaders accused of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in November 2005 in Bangladesh were hanged two weeks ahead of schedule.
The six included Shaikh Abdur Rahman, the leader of the outlawed Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), his deputy Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, Abdul Awal, Khaled Saifullah, Ataur Rahman Sunny and Iftekhar Hasan Al-Mamun.
Â â€śThey were hanged in four different jails and their dead bodies were handed over to their families,â€ť inspector general of prisons Brigadier Zakir Hassan told AFP. â€śWe maintained total secrecy about the hangings because of security reasons.â€ť A seventh man was also sentenced to death in absentia and is on the run. (Sources: France 24, The Times of India, 30/03/2007)