BANGLADESH. 2 SENTENCED TO DEATH IN CHITTAGONG
July 31, 2007: a divisional special court in Chittagong, Bangladesh, sentenced two people to death and three others to life term imprisonment in a murder case from 2005.
Judge of the Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Shafiqul Karim issued the death penalty to Rahima Akhter and Shamim Ahmed. All except Ahmed were present in the dock when the verdict was pronounced. According to the prosecution, Ahmed with the help of the other convicts abducted Masud Alam, a ward boy of Gomoti Private Hospital in Comilla Sadar upazial, on the night of March 30 in 2005 as Shamim had an extramarital affair with Masudâ€™s wife, Rahima. His body was found in front of a mosque at Kalinagar Rafi village 26 days later. (Sources: United News of Bangladesh, 31/07/2007)