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  • Dhaka's Kamrangirchar murder

    4 get death penalty for Kamrangirchar murder

    Speedy Trial tribunal-1 has awarded death penalty to four people for killing one Monir Hossain and cutting the dead body into seven pieces in 2013.

  • Crimes during Liberation War in 1971

    Death penalty for 4 war criminals

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday found four Moulvibazar men guilty of committing genocide during the Liberation War and handed down death penalties to all of them.

  • Khaleda Zia's Case

    3 gets death for killing RMG worker after rape

    A Narayanganj court today sentences three persons to death for killing a garment worker after rape.

  • Oishee Rahman

    Govt seeks death penalty for Oishee

    The government has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court seeking death penalty for Oishee Rahman in the much-talked-about sensational case filed over killing her parents in 2013.

  • 12 get death for killing student

    A court here yesterday sentenced 12 people to death for murdering a college student Robiul Islam Rajan, 24, over a land dispute in

  • War crimes: Quasem seeks deferral of review hearing

    Convicted war criminal Mir Quasem Ali files a petition with the Supreme Court seeking two-month deferment on his review hearing against the judgement that upheld his death penalty.

  • Philippines' Duterte wants death penalty for revenge

    Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte yesterday hit out at "stupid" human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and emphasised the death penalty was for retribution.

  • Philippine president backs death penalty

    Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte says he will seek to return the death penalty, in his first comments to reporters since last week's election.

  • Legal notice served to abolish death penalty

    A Supreme Court lawyer sends a legal notice to the government requesting it to abolish the provisions of death penalty from all laws of the country within 24 hours.

  • Security beefed up at Dhaka jail

    Security in and around the Dhaka Central Jail, where death row war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami has been kept, was strengthened this afternoon.

  • Verdict read out to Nizami

    Hours after Supreme Court released its full verdict dismissing condemned war criminal Nizami’s review plea, authorities of Dhaka jail, where he had been kept, reads out the verdict to him.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    ‘Nizami’s death penalty execution after all legal procedure’

    The death sentence of condemned war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami will be executed after maintaining all legal procedure, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.

  • War crimes: Death for 4 Kishoreganj Razakars

    A special tribunal in Dhaka hands death penalty to four Razakars of Kishoreganj convicted of committing war crimes in 1971. One has been handed jail until death.

  • Condemned Nizami seeks review of SC verdict

    Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Motiur Rahmnan Nizami seeks review of Supreme Court verdict that upheld his death penalty for his war crimes.

  • 12 to die for double murder in Noakhali

    A Noakhali court yesterday sentenced 12 people to death for killing two brothers in the district nine years ago.

  • Nizami to seek SC review

    Convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami would seek a review of the Supreme Court verdict that upheld his death penalty handed down by a special tribunal in October 2014.

  • SC commutes JMB man's death penalty

    A JMB operative's death sentence was yesterday commuted to jail until death in a case over the 2005 bomb attack on a Sylhet judge.

  • 11 get death penalty

    A Chittagong court yesterday sentenced six people to death in a case filed for killing a student nearly five years ago.

  • ‘Quasem’s verdict is victory of our movement’

    Gonojagoron Mancha hailed the appeal verdict of war criminal Mir Quasem Ali and said it was an achievement of the movement they were all in.

  • Iranian billionaire sentenced to death

    Iranian billionaire businessman Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption, justice officials say.

  • Death penalty of 2 JMB men commuted

    In a retrial, a court in Rajshahi yesterday commuted the death penalties of two Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leaders to life imprisonment in a case filed for killing RU teacher Muhammad Yunus 12 years ago.

  • Mir Quasem Ali

    War crimes: Mir Quasem’s appeal verdict Mar 8

    Supreme Court concludes hearing and sets March 8 for delivering verdict on appeal filed by convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem challenging his death penalty. Prosecution prays court to uphold death for Quasem, while defense seeks acquittal in conclusion hearing.

  • Quasem’s counsel ends arguments

    Counsel for war criminal Mir Quasem Ali concludes arguments on an appeal filed with the Supreme Court by Quasem challenging his death penalty for wartime offences.

  • War trial: Hearing on Mir Quasem plea deferred

    The Supreme Court defers for a week the hearing on the appeal filed by war criminal Mir Quasem Ali challenging his death penalty.

  • Mir Quasem’s appeal hearing begins tomorrow

    The Supreme Court will start hearing tomorrow on an appeal challenging death penalty of war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali for his crimes against humanity.

  • Govt seeks SC review

    The government yesterday filed a review petition with the Supreme Court seeking death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee for the war crimes he committed during the Liberation War.

  • Govt to seek review by tomorrow

    The government will move a review petition before the Supreme Court by tomorrow, seeking death penalty for convicted war criminal Delwar Hossain Sayedee, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said.

  • Death stays for Death Designer

    He masterminded the formation of a ruthless militia that unleashed terror on peace-loving Bangalees, killed unarmed civilians, raped women and destroyed properties during the 1971 Liberation War. Towards the end of the nine-month war, the infamous militia -- Al-Badr Bahini -- committed “crimes of serious gravity intending to demean the human civilisation”. Sensing Pakistan's imminent defeat, the notorious force systematically rounded up, tortured and killed the nation's brightest luminaries to intellectually cripple the soon-to-be independent Bangladesh.

  • Happy, yet not happy enough

    Justice seekers were happy with the apex court yesterday upholding the death penalty handed down to war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami but they would have been happier if it confiscated his wealth as well to compensate the victims.

  • ‘Execution after disposal of review, if Nizami files’

    Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami’s execution will be carried out after the disposal of review, if he files it, says Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.