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Bangladesh court sentences 23 to death for killing four Awami League activists

ANI  |  Dhaka [Bangladesh] 

A on Wednesday sentenced to death 23 persons, including a Nationalist Party (BNP) leader for killing four Awami League activists in 2002.

The verdict was pronounced by Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Kamrunnahar.

Of the 23 sentenced to death, 19 persons including, BNP leader Abul Bashar Kashu were present in the while the remaining four were absconding.

The convicts are Abdul Bashar Kashu, Dalim, Yakub Ali, Rafiq, Halim, Ruhel, Shahabuddin, Liakat Ali Master,Siraj Uddin, Edris Ali , Mohammad Hossain, Abu Kalam, Ahad Ali, Hojir Uddin, Faruk Hossain, Golam, Abdul Hey .

Barek, his cousin Badal, Faruk and Kabir were picked up from their houses on March 12 in 2002. Later, they were tortured and burned to death by the convicts," Dhaka Tribune quoted Narayanganj District additional public prosecutor Jasmin Ahmed as saying while confirming the ruling.

Barek was involved with Chhatra League activities while the others were activists of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League party.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 16:30 IST