The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a verdict that handed down death sentences
to 12 former army officers in the Bangabandhu murder case, sealing the gruelling
and long-disrupted proceedings of 13 years.
People from across the
social spectrum hailed it as a landmark verdict, closing a dark chapter in
The Dhaka Stock Exchange benchmark index closed up,
with experts putting it down partially to buoyant investor mood following the
The killing of independence leader Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman and most of his family on Aug 15, 1975 changed Bangladesh's political
landscape, leaving a legacy of bloodshed that reaches to the present day.
The long-awaited judgment has cleared the way for hanging of all 12 men
convicted of the 1975 assassination.
In an interview with VOA, Sheikh Mujib's grandson Sajeeb Wazed expressed satisfaction about the verdict.