A court in Bangladesh has sentenced seven top Muslim militants to hang for a string of bombings, including the deaths of two judges last year.
Among the seven sentenced on Monday in the southern town of Jhalakati was Shayek Abdur Rahman, chief of the outlawed Jamaat-ul-Mujahedin group. Siddiqul Islam, leader of another outlawed Islamist group, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh, was also condemned to death.
Police have accused the two groups of killing at least 30 people in a series of bombings in their drive to implement Islamic law in Bangladesh. The two judges were killed last November when a bomb was thrown at their vehicle as they traveled to court.