BANGLADESH: CABINET OKAYS BORDER GUARD BANGLADESH ACT
July 12, 2010: the Bangladeshi cabinet approved the draft of the Border Guard Bangladesh Act 2010 that contains a provision for capital punishment. A three-tier court system would replace the existing one-tier one. The new Special Border Guard Court would have the power to award capital punishment for mutiny, or instigating mutiny or similar offences.
The draft includes a provision of death penalty as maximum punishment, which was seven years' imprisonment for mutiny offences under the existing law.
The cabinet at a meeting on March 1 approved the draft act in principle and formed a six-member committee for scrutinising the proposed law. (Sources: Daily Star, 13/07/2010)