Bangladesh court sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

A prisoner reacts as police force him into a van after the verdict for a 2009 mutiny is announced, in Dhaka

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A special court in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced to death more than 150 people, from among hundreds of mutineers accused of murder and arson at the headquarters of the country's border guards in 2009.

Some 850 people had been accused of involvement in the bloody rampage that broke out in the capital, Dhaka, and quickly spread to a dozen other towns, killing 74 people.

Prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajol told Reuters the court sentenced 152 people to death. (Reuters)

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