Court Sentences 39 Bangladesh Ruling Party Activists To Death

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Dhaka: A court in Feni has awarded the death penalty to 39 people in the murder of Phulgazi Upazila Council Chairman Ekramul Haque.

Court in southeastern Bangladesh today sentenced to death 39 activists of the ruling Awami League for brutally killing a fellow local level party leader four years ago.

Ekramul Haque, the upazila Awami League president, was hacked, shot and burnt alive by miscreants inside his car in broad daylight in Feni town’s Academy area on May 20, 2014.
“The court handed down the death penalty to 39 people in this single case,” a prosecutor told PTI over telephone from Feni.

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