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Bangladesh opposition leader gets life over 2004 attack

Ns News Online DeskNs News Online Desk.‘We thank God for the verdict,’ prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain said
Taraqe Rahman has been tried in absentee after he fled the country for London in 2008

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Wednesday sentenced a top opposition leader to life in prison and sentenced 19 more people to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the current prime minister. where more than 25 AL leaders and workers died and about 500 injured seriously by a gruesome grenade attack was carried out on an anti-terrorism rally organized by Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital during the BNP-Jamaat regime, aiming to kill then opposition leader, incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on August 21 in 2004.
“We thank God for the verdict,” prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain told reporters after announcing that Taraque Rahman, the self-exiled acting head of the country’s main opposition party, was jailed for life while 19 others, including two former ministers, received the death penalty.

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