20 March 2017

News Story: Bangladesh court paves way for execution of militants over deadly attack on British diplomat

DHAKA, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's supreme court has upheld its verdict on three militants for a grenade attack on former British High Commissioner Anwar Chowdhury in 2004.

A three-member Appellate Division bench of the Bangladesh Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, dismissed the final review petition of the militants of the local banned Harkat-ul- Jehad-al-Islami (HUJI), including its ringleader Mufti Abdul Hannan, on Sunday.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam told journalists after the apex court ruling that there was no legal bar to execute the militants unless they sought presidential pardon.

Read the full story at Xinhua