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Bangladesh: Further information on death penalty / imminent execution

, Index number: ASA 13/003/2007

Six men, including Shayek Abdur Rahman and Siddikul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, have had their mercy petitions rejected by the president. There is nothing to prevent their execution other than a last-minute intervention by the President. There is media speculation that they could be executed in the next few weeks but in fact they could be executed at any time.

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