BANGLADESH: 4 DEATH-ROW CONVICTS ACQUITTED
April 17, 2014: In Bangladesh, an High Court bench comprising Justice Abdul Hye and Krisna Debnath acquitted four death-row convicts.
The acquitted are Sazzad Hossain Khan, Alamgir Kabir, Azam and Solaiman.
On July 12, 2000, eight Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and activists were killed in the port city of Chittagong over establishing supremacy in Government Commercial Institute of Baklia area.
Later, investigation revealed Islami Chhatra Shibirâs connection with the murders.
On March 27, 2008, a Chittagong court awarded death penalty to four, all of whom were released by the HC order on Thursday (April 17), and life term to other three. (Sources: banglanews24.com, 17/04/2014)