Loss of life sentence for eight Bangladeshis for killing writer


Dhaka, February 10

A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced to death eight Islamic militants, including a sacked military officer, for killing a publisher of books on secularism and atheism at his office in 2015.

They hacked to death Faisal Arefin Dipon, owner of Jagrity Publishers, at his office at central Dhaka’s Shahbagh area on November 31, 2015. Six of eight convicts, all belonging to outlawed Ansar Al Islam terrorist group, were present in the court. — PTI



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