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Bangladesh Upholds Death Sentences Over 2004 Attack on British Envoy

DHAKA, Dec 7 – Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upheld death sentences on Wednesday for three members of an outlawed Islamist militant group in connection with a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004. The Islamists, including the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group, were sentenced to death in 2008 for the attack in which

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Iran’s Supreme Court Upholds Babak Zanjani’s Death Sentence For Graft

DUBAI, Dec 3 – Iran’s supreme court has upheld the death penalty against Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani for corruption, the judiciary said on Saturday, a sentence critics say will mask the identity of senior officials who supported him. By his own account, Zanjani had for years helped circumvent sanctions by arranging billions of dollars of

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Egyptian Court Overturns Ex-President Morsi’s Death Sentence

CAIRO, Nov 15 – Egypt’s Court of Cassation on Tuesday overturned a death sentence against deposed president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial. Morsi was sentenced to death in June 2015 in connection with a mass jail break during Egypt’s 2011 uprising. Morsi, the first president to be democratically elected after

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Pakistan Court Dismisses Appeals Against New Military Court Convictions

ISLAMABAD, Aug 29  – Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld verdicts and death sentences in the cases of 16 civilians convicted of terrorism-related offences by military courts, the first time the highest court has ruled on the legality of cases tried by the military. A five-member bench ruled that the appellants had not proved the

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