A Bangladeshi courtroom on Tuesday handed down loss of life sentence to 14 Islamist militants for trying to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her southwestern constituency in 2000. “The decision will likely be executed by a firing squad to set an instance, until the legislation barred it,” Choose Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman of Dhaka’s Speedy Trial tribunal-1 pronounced the decision as 9 of them have been delivered to the courtroom from jail to face the trial in particular person.
In any other case, the convicts could possibly be hanged according to prevailing observe, topic to the approval of the Excessive Courtroom Division of the Supreme Courtroom following necessary evaluation of loss of life sentences underneath Bangladesh legislation, the choose mentioned. All of the convicts are operatives of outlawed Harkatul Jihad Bangladesh (HuJI-B). The remaining 5 convicts are on the run and have been tried in absentia and defended by state-appointed legal professionals according to the legislation.
The choose ordered the decision to be executed after their arrest or give up. The HuJI-B operatives had planted a 76 kilogramme bomb close to a floor at Kotalipara space of southwestern Gopalganj on July 21, 2000 the place Hasina was supposed to deal with an election rally.