BANGLADESH: DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD FOR SIX MILITANTS
July 28, 2016: AÂ BangladeshÂ court upheld the death sentence for sixÂ Islamist militants convicted over a suicide bombing in 2005 of a lawyer`s office that killed eight people, a top prosecutor said.
A bench of two high court judges rejected appeals from the six convicted over the 2005 bombing, claimed by local extremist group Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
"The court upheld the death orders against the six JMB extremists as the charges against them were proved beyond any doubt," deputy attorney general Sheikh A.K.M. Moniruzzaman told AFP.
Moniruzzaman said the six convicted militants had conspired and assisted in the bombing of the lawyer`s office just north of Dhaka, part of JMB`s then deadly campaign against the secular judiciary.
"Of the ten JMB extremists originally sentenced to death by the trial court in 2013, two were acquitted by the high court and two others were sentenced to life in prison," he added.
Four lawyers and four litigants died in the attack. (Sources: AFP, 28/07/2016)