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Bangladesh Hangs 6 Islamic Revolution Leaders

From the not very politically correct Bangkok Post:

Leader of the banned Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh, Shaikh Abdur Rahman.

Bangladesh hangs six terrorists

Dhaka (dpa) – Six Islamic militants were executed in Bangladesh amid tight security early Friday for their role in a suicide bomb attack which killed two civilians judges over a year ago, prison officials said.

The executed militants included the chief of the outlawed Jamiatul Mujahideen group Shaekh Abdur Rahman and his deputy Siddikul Islam, alias Bangla Bhai.

Inspector General of Prisons Zakir Hasan confirmed the executions were carried out by hanging in four prisons in different towns overnight as thousands of police men and commando forces were put on a state of high alert.

The four others who sent to the gallows before daybreak were Shaekh Rahman’s younger brother Ataur Rahman Sunny, who operated the ‘military’ wing of the group, and three religious extremists – Abdul Awal, Khaled Shafiullah and Iftekharul Mamun.

The implementation of the death sentences handed down by a district court last May was delayed by appeals filed by the militants with the High Court.

The president and the highest judiciary rejected all mercy petitions recently, giving the nod to the executions.

The Mujahideen group came into the international spotlight in August 2005 after it carried out orchestrated bomb attacks in over 60 locations across Bangladesh.

The group vowed to bring about an Islamic revolution in the Muslim majority country of over 130 million people where tens of thousands living in abject poverty.

Two of their victims, judges, Jagannath Pandey and Sohail Ahmed were killed in a bomb attack in November 2005 in the small southern town of Jhalokhati.

The bodies of the executed militants were handed over to near relations for burial in their village homes.

The religion of peace has lost six proponents.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 30th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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