Bangladesh hangs six over blasts

Bangladesh has hanged six militant activists convicted of countrywide bomb attacks in 2005, police say.

Bangladesh hangs six over blasts

Bangladeshhas hanged six militant activists convicted of countrywide bomb attacks in2005, police say.

They said the six included Bangla Bhai, chief of theoutlawed group Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh, and Shayek AbdurRahman, the supreme leader of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen.

They were hanged at different jails across the country onFriday morning.

Bangla Bhai was hanged in northern Mymensingh jail, whileShayek was executed at eastern Comilla prison.

Police said their bodies had been sent to their respectivevillages in different districts.

Bomb attacks

The groups are trying to introduce Islamic law in Bangladesh, apredominantly Muslim democracy.

The six were sentenced to death by the High Court in Maylast year for masterminding or involvement in a series of bomb attacks whichkilled at least 30 people and wounded 150 in 2005.

The victims included judges, lawyers, police and otherofficials.

Police said security had been increased across thecountry as intelligence reports said followers of the condemned men were tryingto stage protests mainly in their home districts.

Bangladeshhas been under a state of emergency since January 11, and is run by an interimgovernment until the next election - for which no date has yet been set.

The interim government leaders earlier said ahead of theelection they would cleanse the country of everything including corruptpoliticians and terrorists.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16