Verdict on life sentence till death or not any day

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 14:32, Jul 11, 2019 | Updated : 14:34, Jul 11, 2019

A general view of the Supreme Court building of Bangladesh. File Photo/Sazzad HossainAppellate Division has kept in waiting the verdict over an appeal, requesting a court review of life-term which means imprisonment till death.
The order was given on Thursday (Jul 11), by an appellate bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain.
The state was represented by Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Biswajit Debnath while the appeal was represented by Advocate Khondokar Mahbub Hossain and Barrister Shishir Monir.
Earlier, the court appointed a few supreme-court lawyers as amicus curiae (friends of the court) to give opinion if life term will mean until death or not.
The appointed are: Barrister Rokon Uddin Mahmud, AF Hassan Arif, Abdur Rejak Khan and Monsurul Huq Chowdhury.
On a murder case, court gave death sentence to two criminals, Ataur Rahman and Anwar Hossain in 2003. Later, the appeal hearing for the accused came to high court and death sentence was upheld in 2007. However, an appellate division verdict commuted the sentence to life imprisonment in 2017.