High Court Questions Government on Death Sentences Without Sentencing Guidelines

DHAKA, Bangladesh – The High Court in Bangladesh has requested the government to provide an explanation within four weeks as to why the practice of awarding death sentences without establishing sentencing guidelines should not be deemed unconstitutional. This decision came after the court heard a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Ishrat Hasan and was issued by the bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md Atabullah. The petition specifically names the secretaries …

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