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(Mar 02, 2008) The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and stayed the High Court judgment that declared the trial illegal under the Emergency Powers Rules of 2007. The High Court had determined that the case filed against Sheikh Hasina cannot be tried under the Emergency Powers Rules because the alleged crimes occurred prior to the imposition of emergency rule. The Supreme Court fixed March 16, 2008 for hearing the government appeal, and stayed the trial proceedings pending the appeal. (Bangladesh SC Stays HC Judgment Against Hasina, NEWKERALA.COM, February 26, 2008, http://www.newkerala.com/one.php?action=fullnews&id=27220.)

Author: Shameema Rahman More by this author
Topic: Judiciary More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Bangladesh More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 03/02/2008