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Clemency Rejected for 2 in Bangladesh Sentenced to Hang

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Saturday rejected clemency appeals by two opposition leaders to save them from hanging, Interior Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told Reuters. The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the final appeals by Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury against death penalties for crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. "They submitted two petitions to the Ministry of Home Affairs through the jail authority, and the...

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