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Bangladesh: Death sentence without right of judicial appeal defies human rights law

Headline Title:  Bangladesh: Death sentence without right of judicial appeal defies human rights law 17 September 2013 Bangladesh should immediately commute the death sentence of Abdul Quader Mollah, Amnesty International said after the Supreme Court increased his sentence from life imprisonment to death following an appeal by the government. Mollah, a senior leader in the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party was first sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity by the Bangladeshi International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in February 2013. The tribunal was set up in 2010 to try…

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