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Bangladesh Jails 57 More Border Guards for Deadly Mutiny


Bangladesh Jails 57 More Border Guards for Deadly Mutiny

Bangladesh Jails 57 More Border Guards for Deadly Mutiny

A special court in Bangladesh has sentenced 57 border guards to jail terms ranging from four months to seven years for their involvement in a bloody mutiny that killed 74 people.

The verdicts announced Sunday are the third since the mutiny last February. Fifty border guards were sentenced to similar jail terms last week for their involvement in the deaths, and two weeks earlier 29 border guards were sentenced to similar punishments.

Overall, about 3,500 troops face charges from the rebellion at the Bangladesh Rifles headquarters. Fifty-seven army officers were among those killed in the mutiny.

Prosecutors say the mutiny began in protest over low pay and poor treatment. Guards violently took control of their main barracks in Dhaka, and the rebellion then spread to various paramilitary outposts.

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