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Bangladesh clears execution for top extremist leader

The highest court of Bangladesh Sunday rejected the final appeal by a top extremist leader to overturn his death sentence, all but paving the way for his execution within weeks. The Supreme Court upheld a 2008 order to execute Mufti Abdul Hannan and two associates for an attack on a shrine that left three dead and injured the British high commissioner at the time.

19 Mar 2017, 21:43
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