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(Dec 14, 2009) On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed the High Court's sentence of capital punishment against all the accused individuals. (SC Dismisses Petitions, Killers of Bangabandhu Will Be Hanged, FINANCIAL EXPRESS, Nov. 19, 2009, available at

Seven of the defendants, including Noor Chowdhury, were awarded the death sentence in absentia. Chowdhury has been a fugitive since the beginning of the case in 1996 and is at present living in Canada. According to a recent news report, the Canadian government has decided to deport Chowdhury to Bangladesh. (Canada Set to Deport Noor Chowdhury, THE INDEPENDENT, Dec. 4, 2009, available at

Author: Shameema Rahman More by this author
Topic: Crime and law enforcement More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Bangladesh More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 12/14/2009