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Death penalty for 4 war criminals

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday found four Moulvibazar men guilty of committing genocide during the Liberation War and handed down death penalties to all of them.

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

Philippines' Duterte wants death penalty for revenge

Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte yesterday hit out at "stupid" human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and emphasised the death penalty was for...

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

Philippine president backs death penalty

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte says he will seek to return the death penalty, in his first comments to reporters since last week's election.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Legal notice served to abolish death penalty

A Supreme Court lawyer sends a legal notice to the government requesting it to abolish the provisions of death penalty from all laws of the country within 24 hours.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Security beefed up at Dhaka jail

Security in and around the Dhaka Central Jail, where death row war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami has been kept, was strengthened this afternoon.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Verdict read out to Nizami

Hours after Supreme Court released its full verdict dismissing condemned war criminal Nizami’s review plea, authorities of Dhaka jail, where he had been kept, reads out the verdict to him.

May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016

‘Nizami’s death penalty execution after all legal procedure’

The death sentence of condemned war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami will be executed after maintaining all legal procedure, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

War crimes: Death for 4 Kishoreganj Razakars

A special tribunal in Dhaka hands death penalty to four Razakars of Kishoreganj convicted of committing war crimes in 1971. One has been handed jail until death.

March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016

Condemned Nizami seeks review of SC verdict

Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Motiur Rahmnan Nizami seeks review of Supreme Court verdict that upheld his death penalty for his war crimes.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

12 to die for double murder in Noakhali

A Noakhali court yesterday sentenced 12 people to death for killing two brothers in the district nine years ago.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

Nizami to seek SC review

Convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami would seek a review of the Supreme Court verdict that upheld his death penalty handed down by a special tribunal in October 2014.