20 Bangladesh students sentenced to death for brutal murder

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DHAKA: Bangladesh sentenced 20 college student to death on Wednesday for the harsh 2019 murder of a young man who criticised the government on social media. The battered body of Abrar Fahad, 21, was discovered in his university dormitory hours after he composed a Facebook post knocking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for signing a water-sharing handle India.
He was beaten with a cricket bat and other blunt objects for 6 hours by 25 fellow students who were members of the ruling Awami League’s trainee wing, the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).
“I enjoy with the verdict,” Fahad’s father Barkat Ullah informed press reporters outside court after the decision. “I hope the punishments will be served quickly.”
District attorney Abdullah Abu informed AFP that the remaining five perpetrators were sentenced to life jail time.
All those handed death sentences were between 20 and 22 years old and participated in the elite Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology alongside Fahad.
3 of the offenders are still at big while the rest remained in the courtroom.
A legal representative for the offenders said the sentence would be appealed.
– ‘Greatest punishment’ – Fahad had set up a post on Facebook that went viral hours before his death.
In it, he criticised the federal government for signing an accord that enabled India to take water from a river that rests on the limit the 2 countries share.
Fahad had actually been seen in dripped CCTV footage that went viral on social networks strolling into a dorm room with some BCL activists.
About six hours later, his body was performed by the trainees and laid on the ground.
The BCL has made prestige in recent years after a few of its members were accused of killing, violence and extortion.
In 2018, its members supposedly utilized violence to reduce a major anti-government trainee demonstration.
Those demonstrations were triggered by anger over road safety after a trainee was eliminated by a speeding bus.
Protesters have actually required the assailants to be roughly penalized and for the BCL to be banned.
Hasina pledged right after the attacks that the killers would get the “greatest penalty”.
Death sentences prevail in Bangladesh with numerous individuals on death row. All executions are by hanging, a legacy of the British colonial age.
In August, a court sentenced six Islamist extremists to death for the harsh murders of 2 gay rights activists.

Released at Wed, 08 Dec 2021 06:36:23 -0600

Bangladesh mantri seeks Teesta problem resolution, return of Rohingya

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh foreign minister A K Abdul Momen required rapid resolution of the Teesta water sharing concern. He also asked India to build a road between ‘Mujibnagar’ in India to Dhaka.
Bangladesh also asked India to guarantee the return of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar prior to they became a huge security issue for the area. Foreign secretary Severe Shringla examined bilateral relations with his equivalent Masud bin Momen on Tuesday, starting a two-day check out to Bangladesh, in preparation for the very first visit by President Ram Nath Kovind, who is anticipated to be in Dhaka on December 16.
A press statement by its foreign ministry said Bangladesh had requested for “early finalizing of the Teesta water sharing contract and equitable comprehensive water sharing agreement for other common rivers” during the foreign minister’s conference with Shringla on Tuesday. Shringla is expected to get in touch with PM Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday as well as transport minister and leader of Awami League, Obaidul Quader.
Shringla was informed to ensure seamless supply of Covishield, which have been acquired “through MoU signed between Serum Institute of India and BEXIMCO Pharmaceuticals of Bangladesh”.

Released at Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:08:58 -0600