Bangladesh sentences 19 to death in political rally attack

  • Awami League supporters celebrate a Bangladeshi tribunal verdict in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. A Bangladeshi tribunal sentenced 19 people to death and the opposition’s heir-apparent to life imprisonment Wednesday for a deadly 2004 attack at a political rally of then-opposition leader and current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. (AP Photo)

  • In this April 2, 2007 file photo, Bangladeshi police escort Tarique Rahman, to Dhaka Court, in Dhaka. A Bangladeshi tribunal has sentenced 19 people to death and 19 others to life in prison for a deadly attack at a political rally of then-opposition leader and now Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The tribunal in Dhaka delivered a verdict Wednesday on nearly 50 cases stemming from the grenade attack 14 years ago that killed two dozen people and wounded hundreds. Two former Cabinet ministers were condemned to death. Jailed former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique Rahman received a life sentence. Eleven defendants were given six months to two years in prison. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)

  • Lutfuzzaman Babar, one of two former Cabinet ministers among those condemned to death arrives before a Bangladeshi tribunal verdict in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. A Bangladeshi tribunal sentenced 19 people to death and the opposition’s heir-apparent to life imprisonment Wednesday for a deadly 2004 attack at a political rally of then-opposition leader and current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. (AP Photo)

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi court sentenced 19 people to death and the son of the opposition leader to life imprisonment on Wednesday over a deadly 2004 attack at a political rally held by current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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