Bangladesh court sentences 10 to death over 2001 bomb plot

[JURIST] A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced 10 individuals to death for plotting to bomb a rally held by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000. According to prosecutors, members of the Harkatul Jihad-al-Islami group planted [Al Jazeera report] two bombs at the rally’s college campus location just one day before Hasina was scheduled to arrive. The group’s former leader, Mufti Abdul Hannan, was allegedly involved in the plot, though Hannan was already hung in April for a separate criminal matter….

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