Bangladesh's high court acquitted six army officers
convicted in 2004 for the prison murders of four politicians more than 30 years
The court today overturned a lower court's ruling that had given death
sentences to two men and life sentences to four others for their role in the
1975 killings. The court upheld the death sentence of one person.
The victims were close associates of Bangladesh's first leader, Sheikh Mujibur
Acting president of the Bangladesh
government-in-exile Syed Nazrul Islam, prime minister Tajuddin Ahmed, finance
minister M Mansur Ali, and minister of home affairs, relief and rehabilitation
AHM Qamaruzzaman, were killed inside Dhaka Central Jail on November 3 of 1975.
Zahurul Alam has the details.