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Bangladesh Court Issues 152 Death Sentences for Mutiny

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 152 people to death for participating in a border guard mutiny in which 74 people died, including more than 50 military commanders. Dhaka's Metropolitan Sessions Court handed down the sentences on Tuesday, along with sentences of life in prison for 157 other participants. Acquittals were handed down for 271 others. The case regarding the two-day mutiny of February 25-26, 2009 involved 846 defendants charged with such crimes as murder and arson. New ...

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