BANGLADESH: HC UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY FOR FIVE JMB MEN
February 10, 2020:
The High Court on 9 February 2020 confirmed the death penalty for five operatives of banned outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) for killing a public prosecutor of Jhalakathi, Advocate Haider Hossain, in 2007. (Sources: thefinancialexpress.com.bd, 10/02/2020)
The High Court bench of Justice Soumendra Sarker and Justice Shahed Nuruddin delivered the verdict after accepting the death reference of the case and dismissing appeals filed by the convicts.
The recipients of the death penalty are Barguna’s Bellal Hossain, Abu Shahadat Md Tanvir alias Mehedi Hasan, Khulna’s Murad Hossain, Dhaka’s Sagir Hossain and Amir Hossain.
Of the five suspects, only Bellal is absconding.
Former public prosecutor Haider Hossain was shot dead in Jhalakathi in 2007 while he was returning home.