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Five executed in Bangladesh
The men did not deny their which ultimately benefited from the
role in the death of Mr coup, slowed down the process. But
Rahman, but had said they Sheikh Hasina returned to power a
should be tried in a military year ago, and made the conclusion of
rather than a civilian court. the trial one of her top priorities.
The Supreme Court had
dismissed their appeals
to commute the sentence,
paving the way for a date to
be set for execution.

The government that came
to power after the killing
passed a law indemnifying
Five ex-army officers convicted of kill-
the killers’ actions and until 1998 they
ing the country’s independence leader,
were free men. But by then Sheikh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his wife,
Hasina, Mr Rahman’s daughter had
three sons, two daughters-in-law and
herself become prime minister and
approximately 20 others as part of a
the accused were put on trial, found
military coup in 1975, have been exe-
guilty and sentenced to death.
cuted. in the Dhaka prison where they
She lost the following elections, and
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