Bangladesh—7 Sentenced To Death For Role In 2016 Cafe Assault

Al Jazeera | 12/02/2019

A special Bangladeshi court has sentenced seven people to death for their role in a deadly 2016 attack on a cafe in the capital, Dhaka, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar). The court in Dhaka handed out the sentences on Wednesday. One person was acquitted due to a lack of evidence. On July 1, 2016, several gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, taking hostages and killing 22 people. The eight suspects were accused of being directly involved with the five gunmen who carried out the...

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