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Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds death penalty for Saudi diplomat’s killer

Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds death penalty for Saudi diplomat’s killer

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Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for the man found guilty of murdering Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali in 2012, according to ArabNews.

Saiful Islam Mamun shot dead Al Ali, 45, an official with the consular section of the embassy in front of his rented apartment in Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic zone on March 6, 2012.

 

“Now, there is no bar towards executing the verdict against convict Saiful Islam Mamum,” Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said.

Five suspects were immediately identified and were sentenced to death in December of the same year.

The convicts appealed the sentence in 2013, leading the High Court to commute the sentences of three other convicts - Mohammad Al-Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam to life in prison. A fourth man, Selim Chowdhury, was acquitted.

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