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Hundreds Of Border Guards Jailed For Mutiny

June 28 2011


A court in Bangladesh has sentenced hundreds of border guards to prison for their role in a 2009 mutiny, UPI reports.

The sentences, handed out Monday to 657 guards, took more than three hours to read, reported the BBC.

Sentences ranged from four months to seven years, with nine acquittals.

The convictions covered such offenses as defying orders; not resisting the rebels joining the mutiny; not informing higher authorities about the revolt; and taking part and expressing...

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