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Trying to kill Hasina, 10 death sentence orders





The court sentenced 10 people to death for conspiracy to kill Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The remaining nine were given 20 years in jail. Each of them has been fined Tk 20,000. In 2000, Sheikh Hasina was scheduled to hold a public rally in her village Gopalganj in South-West Bangladesh. There were high explosive explosives. The purpose of the militant organization Huji was to kill Hasina. Hasina has got little protection. Before going to the meeting, the security workers identified the bomb.
Huji chief Mufti Hannan's name comes up in the investigation The blast shot for the murder of Hasina. Another case - Hannan has been hanged this year for trying to kill British High Commissioner of Bangladeshi origin this year. A case was filed against 25 people under the Special Powers Act for killing Hasina. Judge Mumtaz Begum of Dhaka's Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 declared that the four people will be shot dead by the hanging or with the permission of the High Court. On Sunday, Mumtaz Begum was hearing the verdict while eight convicts were present in the court. The verdict was pronounced in absence of the rest of the others. According to the rules of Bangladesh, the High Court has the permission to execute any death sentence.
In 2004, another attempt was made to kill opposition leader Hasina. The allegation was that the then prime minister and BNP leader Khaleda Zia had appointed Huji to expel Hasina. Hasina has got little protection. Twenty-three people died in the blast. One of the accused in the case Zia's son Tariq Rahman The hearing is going on in his absence. According to sources, the verdict of the case will be pronounced later this year.

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