Bangladeshi officials have vowed to continue the search for six fugitives linked to the assassination of independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, after the Supreme Court rejected appeals from five former army officers convicted in the killing.
Officials say the six -- also former army officers -- are believed to be living abroad.
Defense lawyers for the five men who lost their appeals Thursday say they will seek a review of the ruling. The five could face the death penalty for their roles in Rahman's killing in a 1975 military coup. The lawyers had argued their clients should have been tried under martial law and not under civilian law.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was gunned down at his home along with more than 20 of his family members, four years after he led Bangladesh to independence from Pakistan in 1971.