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Two get death term for Bangladeshi blogger's death

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Dhaka, April 2: The High Court here on Sunday confirmed the death sentence for two persons and different terms in jail for six others for killing Bangladeshi blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider. The two death row convicts are Redwanul Azad Ra and Faisal Bin yem alias Dweep, the Daily Star reported. Ra is also the main suspect in writer-blogger Avijit Roy’s killing.
Blogger Rajib, who was an activist of Shahbagh movement and used to write against Jamaat-Shibir and war crimils on different blogs under the pseudonym Thaba Baba, was hacked to death near his Mirpur house in the capital on February 15, 2013.
On December 31, 2015, a Dhaka court handed down death pelty to the duo while handing down different terms in jail to the six persons, including chief of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), for killing Rajib. Among the jailed convicts, ABT chief Mufti Jasimuddin Rahmani, 45, was awarded five-year jail term as he was found guilty of provoking Rajib’s murder through his sermons. Five other convicts — Maksudul Hasan alias Anik, Ehsan Reza Rumman, fis Imtiaz, yem Sikdar Irad and Sadman Yasir Mahmud — were also students of a private university in 2013. The convicts, except Ra, have filed separate appeals with the High Court, challenging their sentences awarded by the trial court. (IANS)

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