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Bangladesh: Further Information on Death penalty / imminent execution

, Index number: ASA 13/002/2007

Six men, including the two named (Shayek Abdur Rahman & Siddikul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, were sentenced to death in May 2006 for involvement in setting off bombs. All their appeals have been rejected, and the President rejected a petition for clemency on 4 March. They could now be hanged at any time, though the President does still have the power to stop the executions and commute their sentences.

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