Bangladesh executed three Islamists for the assassination of the British Ambassador

In Bangladesh, the execution of a death sentence to the three Islamists, who attacked in 2004, the British Ambassador. About it reports Reuters.

The leader of the terrorist organization “Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami” Mufti Abdul Hannan and his subordinate Sharif Shahedul was hanged in the prison of the city of Kasimpur. The third action, Dilwar Hussein, who was executed in the Central prison of the city of Sylhet.

The verdict was handed down in 2008. In early 2017, President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid rejected their clemency petition, after which the Supreme court confirmed the sentence.

An attempt on the British Ambassador Anwar Choudhary occurred on 21 may 2004. Choudhary — ethnic Bangladeshi whose family moved to the United Kingdom when he was still a child, attended Friday prayer in his hometown of Sylhet. When he came out of the mosque, a group of militants threw grenades. As a result, the diplomat was wounded by shrapnel in the leg, two people were killed and over 50 injured.