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Bangladesh defers hearing of two death-row war criminals

  • The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Monday deferred till November 17 the hearing of petitions filed by two condemned war criminals seeking review of its judgments that upheld their death penalties for crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 liberation war. The four-member bench of the appellate division, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed the order following a plea moved by Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, a lawyer for Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, seeking time. (Source: IANS)