Bangladesh Excessive Court docket commutes dying sentence to life imprisonment for perpetrators of 2016 assault – JURIST


The Excessive Court docket division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court docket on Monday commuted the dying sentence of seven militants to life imprisonment for his or her involvement in an assault on a restaurant in 2016. This discount in sentence comes seven years after the defendants have been sentenced to dying.

On July 1, 2016, the seven militants carried out an attack on the Holey Artisan Cafe in Dhaka. They took hostages and used firearms and bombs, ensuing within the dying of twenty people. 9 Italians, seven Japanese individuals, one Indian, one American, and two Bangladeshi nationals have been killed. In the course of the assault, 5 perpetrators have been killed by safety forces on the cafe, and an additional eight suspects have been killed throughout safety raids following the assault.

The Dhaka Particular Anti-Terrorism Tribunal subsequently sentenced seven convicted militants to dying on November 27, 2019. One was acquitted. Nonetheless, in Bangladesh, the approval of the Excessive Court docket is required to hold out a dying sentence given by a trial court docket. All paperwork have to be submitted to the Excessive Court docket, which then grants the dying penalty or reduces the sentence accordingly.

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