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Militant Appeals Death Sentence in Bangladesh


A top militant filed an application seeking permission to appeal in the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Khaled Saifullah, a Majlish-e-Shura, the highest policymaking body, member of banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), submitted the appeal through the authorities of Rangpur jail.

On May 29, a trial court in Jhalakathi handed down death sentences to the seven JMB leaders for killing two judges of the district court and on August 31, the High Court upheld the verdict. Of the convicts, Arifur Rahman is still at large while the rest are behind bars.

Matiur Rahman Choudhury has more on the story.

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