Bangladesh court sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

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In Bangladesh, 152 soldiers have been sentenced to death by a special court for their role in a mutiny four years ago.

The convicted are among some 850 people accused of murder and arson at the headquarters of the country’s border guards. Four of those charged have died during the trial while 20 others are on the run. The rest remain behind bars.

Some 4,000 people have already been found guilty of involvement in the mutiny, all in mass military trials. They have been jailed for up to seven years.

A total of 74 people were killed when a bloody rampage erupted in the capital, Dhaka, and quickly spread to a dozen other towns.