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Bangladesh Islamists appeal hanging sentence

Five top Islamists sentenced to be hanged for a spate of bomb attacks which killed dozens of people in Bangladesh will appeal to President Iajuddin Ahmed for mercy, police said on Sunday. They said mercy petitions, handed to prison authorities, by the five including Shayek Abdur Rahman and Siddikul Islam Bangla Bhai would be sent to the president shortly as the hangings were expected to be carried out by the middle of February. They were sentenced for killing two judges in the southern town of Jhalakati in November 2005, police said. Full Story

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