Wednesday 12 August 2020

152 individuals sentenced to death following a mass trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh


The International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) condemns the death sentences handed down to 152 individuals following a mass trial in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 5 November 2013.

The mass trial involved 847 defendants who were members of the Bangladesh Rifles (now known as the Bangladesh Border Guards) for their alleged role in a mutiny on 25 and 26 February 2009. In addition to the 152 death sentences, 161 were sentenced to prison terms including life imprisonment.

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