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BANGLADESH: 20 STUDENTS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER

December 9, 2021:

Bangladesh sentenced 20 university students to death on 8 December 2021 for the brutal 2019 murder of a young man who criticised the government on social media.
The battered body of Abrar Fahad, 21, was found in his university dormitory hours after he wrote a Facebook post slamming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for signing a water-sharing deal with India.
He was beaten with a cricket bat and other blunt objects for six hours by 25 fellow students who were members of the ruling Awami League's student wing, the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).
"I am happy with the verdict," Fahad's father Barkat Ullah told reporters outside court after the verdict. "I hope the punishments will be served soon."
Prosecutor Abdullah Abu told AFP that the remaining five perpetrators were sentenced to life imprisonment.
All those handed death sentences were between 20 and 22 years old and attended the elite Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology alongside Fahad.
Three of the defendants are still at large while the rest were in the courtroom.
A lawyer for the defendants said the sentence would be appealed.
Fahad had put up a post on Facebook that went viral hours before his death.
In it, he criticised the government for signing an accord that allowed India to take water from a river that lies on the boundary the two countries share.
The BCL has earned notoriety in recent years after some of its members were accused of killing, violence and extortion.

(Source: Afp, 08/12/2021)

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