June 26, 2022

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Twenty people sentenced to death for killing a student in Bangladesh

DACA – Twenty people were sentenced to death on Wednesday for the murder of a Bangladeshi student in October 2019. The body of 21-year-old Abrar Fahad was found with signs of beating in a dormitory at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) hours after he wrote a post On Facebook he criticizes Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for signing a water-sharing agreement with India.

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According to authorities, the young man was beaten for six hours with a cricket bat and other items by 25 fellow members of the Chhatra League, the “university arm” of the Awami League, the party that rules the country.

“I am happy with the ruling.” I hope the sanctions will be implemented soon. “I won’t take my son back, but at least it’s something that comforts our family,” Fahad’s father, Barakatullah, said as he walked out of the courtroom.

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Five of those involved in the crime were sentenced to life imprisonment. Everyone in the group is between 20 and 22 years old. Three accused are at large.

That court had given them the maximum punishment for not repeating such a horrific incident again. “We feel that we should not hesitate to use justice with the utmost rigor, to the fullest extent and to the end, if gravity requires it,” Prosecutor Abdullah Abu said in court.

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