Narayanganj Additional District and Sessions Judge Begum Sabina Yasmin gave the verdict in the presence of accused Nur Hossain after the testimony of six people on Wednesday, said Md Asadujjaman, the court inspector. The commission has yet to be formed. Bangladesh approves the death penalty for rape convicts after a staggering rise in sexual violence against women in the country. Bangladesh is to introduce the death penalty for rape after days of protests over a rise in violent attacks on women and girls. Students and activists prepare placards as they take part in an ongoing protest demanding justice for … When all actions are failing, and fear is the only card left, many people agree with enforcing capital punishment. 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Bangladesh considers death penalty for rapists as protests surge. 2020: Rampant sexual violence bedevils Bangladesh amid pandemic despite death penalty for rape Kazi Nafia Rahman, bdnews24.com Published: 31 Dec 2020 01:28 AM BdST Updated: 31 Dec 2020 03:25 AM BdST Bangladesh has recently instituted the death penalty as punishment for rape, following waves of protests against shocking levels of sexual violence in the country. Death penalty for 16 who set student on fire This year alone, more than 1,000 rapes were reported in Bangladesh, according to a human rights group in the country. Bangladesh finalizes anti-rape law with death penalty Amid ongoing anti-rape movement, country’s president has signed ordinance promulgating death penalty against rape Md. Megan Specia, The New York Times . Death row convict Nur Hossain now gets life imprisonment in arms case. Read about our approach to external linking. When all actions are failing, and fear is the only card left, many people agree with enforcing capital punishment. Demonstrators carried signs reading "Hang the rapists" and "No mercy to rapists". Hathras case: Dalit women are among the most oppressed in the world, How a Bangladeshi rape survivor was shamed on Facebook, How a Trump rally turned deadly at the Capitol. Can death penalty prevent rape in Bangladesh? Between January and September 2020, at least 975 rape cases were reported in Bangladesh, including 208 gang rapes, according to statistics gathered by human rights organisation Ain-o-Salish Kendra. Narayanganj 3 MP Liyakot Hossain Khoka has said he will gladly accept the death penalty after he kills Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, for insulting the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Share. October 12, 2020 GMT. There has been a recent spike in sexual crimes in Bangladesh, with nearly 1,000 incidents reported from January to September this year. Tapos Kanti Das | Published: 00:05, Dec 19,2020 | Updated: 00:20, Dec 19,2020 The amendment to the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act in Jatiya Sangsad incorporating death as the highest punishment for rape has brought no respite from recurring rape incidents. In October 2020, the Bangladesh government approved measures to allow the death penalty for rape convictions, after weeks of protests. In January, after a student at Dhaka University was raped, the government was ordered by the courts to form a commission to address the rise in sexual assaults and put together a report by June. Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; The government of Bangladesh has approved measures to allow for the death penalty for rape, after several high-profile sexual assault cases set off widespread protests in recent weeks. Overall, only 3.56% of cases filed under the Prevention of Oppression Against Women and Children Act have ended up in court, and only 0.37% have resulted in convictions. Bangladesh's Cabinet has approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests. People in Bangladesh are split by the controversial decision to enforce the death penalty as the highest form of punishment for the horrific act of rape. 1 of 3. Section 19A of the Arms Act, 1878, deals with capital punishment. In response to the protest, the government of Bangladesh has made an amendment that approves the death penalty for therapists. Bangladesh adopts the death penalty as punishment for rape following widespread protests, but other solutions to systemic sexual violence are needed. Under the current law, the maximum punishment is … Bangladesh's Cabinet approves death penalty in rape cases Bangladesh's Cabinet has approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death … There’s outcry over the rise in sexual assault and rape in the country over recent years © 2021 BBC. Bangladeshi students and activists protest in Dhaka demanding justice for a recent gang assault on a woman. But many cases go unreported because women fear they will be stigmatised, according to human rights advocates, and in cases that are reported conviction rates are extremely low. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. Banks. VideoHow a Trump rally turned deadly at the Capitol, Johnson condemns Trump over US Capitol siege. Eight men were arrested after the video emerged. Bangladesh will introduce the death penalty for rape cases, after several high-profile sexual assaults prompted a wave of protests across the country in recent weeks. There was widespread outrage in Bangladesh last week after footage of a brutal gang assault on a 37-year-old woman went viral on social media. A Bangladeshi court issued the death penalty for the first time to five convicts in a rape case after two days the country amended the law to include a death provision. Bangladesh considers death penalty for rapists as protests surge. View from Bangladesh Bangladesh approves death penalty for rapists. Clyde Hughes (0) Communist Party of Bangladesh activists hold posters demanding justice for Nusrat Rafi in April. Another significant change is that legislation enabling the death penalty for offenses committed by the Bangladesh … A fifth were gang rapes. Bangladesh Rape Penalty A women’s rights activist among those protesting against gender based violence holds a placard outside the Parliament in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Oct.9, 2020. 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Kamruzzaman | 13.10.2020 16 get death penalty for fatal burning of Bangladesh teen. DHAKA: Bangladesh on Monday approved the death penalty for rapists amid a spike in sexual violence against women, with more than 1,000 cases of rape reported between January and September of this year. Bangladesh to mull death penalty in rape law review after protests By Naimul Karim, Thomson Reuters Foundation . VideoStreets of Beijing back to life after Covid, 'New York is not dead, but it is on life support', Rapper Pa Salieu wins the BBC's Sound of 2021, Six tips for success from the richest person on the planet, BBC Culture: Why being creative is good for you. Shamima Rita, Narayanganj Published at 04:06 pm January 6th, 2021 Nur Hossain being escorted by police on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Dhaka Tribune. Bangladesh has approved a rise in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests. If you go to sleep at midnight and get up at six o’clock in the morning, in the meantime somewhere in Bangladesh a sister has been raped. Last month, footage of a young woman being violently assaulted and gang-raped by a group of men in the south-eastern Noakhali district went viral on Facebook, after the video was released by the attackers to blackmail and shame the victim. Bangladesh's Cabinet on Monday approved an … Bangladesh's Cabinet on Monday approved an … Nur Hossain, who was previously sentenced to death in the infamous Narayanganj seven-murder case, has now been been handed life imprisonment in an arms case. This attempt of the government is highly appreciated but the question is, will this law really help to minimize the rape incident? Bangladesh has recently instituted the death penalty as punishment for rape, following waves of protests against shocking levels of sexual violence in the country.Here, a woman is raped every six hours.. And at 13 hours GMT on Monday, the 12th of October, these are our main stories. His rant, which has gone viral on social media, comes amid the tension between the Muslim world and France over cartoon caricatures of the Prophet. A women’s right group, in 2018, opposing the death penalty for rape said; “The logic of awarding death penalty to rapists is based on the belief that rape is a fate worse than death. The UN also released a statement last week expressing its concern at the escalating cases of sexual violence against women: “The recent case of the woman from Noakhali that was circulated through social media has yet again underlined the state of social, behavioral and structural misogyny that exist.”. Bangladesh approved the death penalty for rape on Oct 13, after days of protests on the streets and on social media against the high incidents of sexual violence against women in the country. (CNN) — Bangladesh is set to allow the death penalty for convicted rapists after weeks of protests over sexual violence in the country. Responding the Bangladeshi government's decision to introduce the death penalty as a punishment for rape, Amnesty International’s South Asia Researcher, Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, said: “This regressive step is a fig leaf that deflects attention from the lack of real action to address the appalling brutality faced by so many Bangladeshi … But it is also seen as inhumane, and something which will not help. Death penalty for 16 who set student on fire. Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday approved the death penalty for rapists amid nationwide protests in the wake of a series of gang rapes and sexual assaults. Bangladesh’s Cabinet approves death penalty in rape cases. A women’s rights activist among those protesting against gender based violence holds a placard outside the Parliament in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Oct.9, 2020. Bangladesh weighs death penalty for rapists as protests flare. Bangladesh was rocked over the weekend by an unprecedented level of protest. Posted at Oct 13 2020 12:16 AM. Bangladesh has introduced the death penalty for rape after days of protests sparked by a string of sexual assaults. Cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said to reporters Monday that the cabinet had approved a bill that would punish convicted rapists to death or “rigorous imprisonment,” the Guardian reported . There’s outcry over the rise in sexual assault and rape in the country over recent years Outrage had already been mounting after several members of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of the governing party, were arrested and charged with gang-raping a woman in the northern town of Sylhet a few weeks earlier. In over 40 of the cases, the women died. By. Bangladesh will introduce the death penalty for rape cases after a wave of protests across the country in response to several high profile sexual assaults, numerous sources reported. … Bangladesh's Cabinet approves death penalty in rape cases Bangladesh's Cabinet has approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death … Eight people have been arrested in connection with the case. Other Laws in Bangladesh which Deal with Capital Punishment. The statement said urgent reform was needed to “to the criminal justice system to support and protect victims and witness, and to speed up the slow trial process”. (CNN) — Bangladesh is set to allow the death penalty for convicted rapists after weeks of protests over sexual violence in the country. 11:53 pm. Democrats say Mr Trump must go after a mob of his supporters rioted and invaded the US Capitol. Bangladesh's decision to introduce the death penalty for rape has been criticized by international rights groups. The death penalty amendment to the women and children repression prevention bill, which currently stipulates a maximum life sentence for rape cases, will come into effect on Tuesday, said the law and justice minister, Anisul Huq. “This truly disturbing footage demonstrates the shocking violence that Bangladeshi women are routinely being subjected to. People. Law Minister Anisul Haq told the BBC that the president would issue an ordinance on Tuesday making it law. This year alone, more than 1,000 rapes were reported in Bangladesh, according to a human rights group in the country. Provisions of the Section, 7-9 of the Nari-O-Shishu Nirjatan Daman Ain, 2003 … After criticism, he issued a statement of clarification, but it appeared to simply double down on his initial remarks. DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday approved the death penalty for rapists amid nationwide protests in the wake of a series of gang rapes and sexual assaults. Bangladesh has seen a surge of sexual crimes in recent years, with nearly 1,000 incidents reported between January and September, more than a fifth of them gang rapes, according to human rights group Ain-o-Salish Kendra. However, Amnesty pointed out that the issue in Bangladesh was not the severity of punishment for rape, but a failure of the courts to bring convictions in rape cases and the victims’ fear of coming forward. 09/10/2020. In pictures: Pro-Trump protesters storm Capitol, How six brothers - and their lions - terrorised a town, Streets of Beijing back to life after Covid. It followed a week of protests and nationwide anger. Bangladesh's decision to introduce the death penalty for rape has been criticized by international rights groups. Above, Bangladeshi women photographers take part in … View from Bangladesh Bangladesh approves death penalty for rapists. Bangladesh's Cabinet has approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment. Zeenat Barkatullah’s health condition improves. A brutal gang rape last week led to protests in Bangladesh over the weekend Bangladesh is to introduce the death penalty for rape cases, following days of … Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday approved the death penalty for rapists amid nationwide protests in the wake of a series of gang rapes and sexual assaults. Sexual violence against women in the South Asian country of Bangladesh is on a dangerously increase, despite a recent rule passed by the local government under which the assaulters are charged with the death penalty. A fifth were gang rapes. People in Bangladesh are split by the controversial decision to enforce the death penalty as the highest form of punishment for the horrific act of rape. In a separate case another woman was allegedly gang raped last week in a hostel in the northern district of Sylhet, leading to the arrest of several members of the student wing of the ruling party. Bangladesh is set to allow the death penalty for convicted rapists after weeks of protests over sexual violence in the country. Bangladesh has approved the death penalty for rape cases after a recent spate of sexual assaults triggered protests. What does a deadly day mean for Trump's legacy? Video, How a Trump rally turned deadly at the Capitol, Streets of Beijing back to life after Covid. At the weekend, Ananta Jalil, a well known actor, posted a video in which he said women who wore revealing dresses were inviting rape. The most significant change is that under a High Court ruling in the appeal of Sukur Ali, joined or filed by the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust in February 2010 (challenging the mandatory death penalty for rape), the mandatory death penalty in Bangladesh is probably unconstitutional, limiting the ambit of the death penalty. But will this change its culture of impunity? Following the protest, the Bangladesh government has amended the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, 2000, making the death sentence the highest punishment for committing rape. Bangladesh’s government has approved an amendment that would allow for the death penalty in rape cases, as anger grows in the South Asian country over incidents of sexual assault. Section 25 B of the Special Powers Act permits death penalty. 11:36 pm. Protests have erupted across the … The problem appears to be worsening. Responding directly to the protests, the government decided to make the change by way of an ordinance, since parliament is not sitting - effectively passing it directly into law. Patriarchal notions of ‘honour’ lead us to believe that rape is the worst thing that can happen to a woman. 13 October 2020, 09:40 UTC. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Bangladesh is to introduce the death penalty for rape cases, following days of protests about the country's high level of sexual violence against women. Naripokkho, a women’s rights organisation, found that in six districts between 2011 and 2018, only five out 4,372 cases resulted in a conviction. Three more months of loan moratorium likely. 'Pakistan's military honour for terror attack': Tahawwur Rana wanted a medal for 26/11 According to the Article 9 (3) of the previous law, if a woman falls victim to gang-rape and gets injured or dies, the punishment is the death penalty or life imprisonment for each rapist. It led to an eruption of protests in the capital, Dhaka, and other cities at the failures to tackle the endemic problem of sexual assault and rape in Bangladesh. 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Published: 00:00, Dec 01,2020 ‘Number of rape will not automatically decline with the arrest and conviction of rapists until and unless we focus on the underlying reasons that sustain a rape culture.’ THE recent incidents … It was the case of one 37-year-old last week which sparked the recent protests and in many ways forced the government to take this action. Law minister Anisul Huq said President Abdul Hamid is expected to issue the ordinance, making it law, on Tuesday. Anisul Huq, Bangladesh’s law minister, said on Oct. 12 that the cabinet has approved a draft amendment to the Women and Children Repression (Prevention) Act 2000 that includes the death penalty for rape. Bangladesh wants more info on shared rivers with India . At least 1,000 rapes have been reported in Bangladesh this year, activists say. But will this change its culture of impunity? Protesters galvanised by last week's viral video have demanded faster trials and changes to the way rape cases are prosecuted. Bangladesh finalizes anti-rape law with death penalty Amid ongoing anti-rape movement, country’s president has signed ordinance promulgating death penalty against rape Md. What happens to your body in extreme heat? Home; Bangladesh; Court; Rangpur man gets death penalty for 2016 rape, murder of 8-yr-old child. A Bangladeshi court issued the death penalty for the first time to five convicts in a rape case after two days the country amended the law to include a death provision. The government approved a change in the law during a weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Following days of angry street protests demanding justice including the death penalty for some brutal gang rapes in Bangladesh, the government has decided to introduce capital punishment for the crime, triggering a debate over whether it can really … The horrifying footage, which shows the 35 … An investigation by Bangladesh's National Human Rights Commission found that the woman in the viral video, who was attacked in the southeastern district of Noakhali, had been raped repeatedly over time and terrorised. The UN has now weighed in, saying the gang rape in Noakhali underlined the "state of social, behavioural and structural misogyny" in Bangladesh. Lawmakers in Nepal are … Celebrities who have given up social media. SINGAPORE - A Bangladeshi painter was sentenced to death on Monday (Dec 14) after he was found guilty of murdering his Indonesian girlfriend.. Bangladesh: Death penalty is not the solution for violence against women. Bangladesh's Cabinet has approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests. 2020: Rampant sexual violence bedevils Bangladesh amid pandemic despite death penalty for rape Kazi Nafia Rahman, bdnews24.com Published: 31 Dec 2020 01:28 AM BdST Updated: 31 Dec 2020 03:25 AM BdST Many have welcomed the government's decision to introduce the death penalty, but gang rapes have continued to make headlines in recent days, and some say it will take more than the death penalty to fundamentally shift attitudes towards sexual violence in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh government in response to this said: “The death penalty is maintained in Bangladesh only as an exemplary punishment for heinous crimes such as throwing of acid, acts of terrorism, planned murder, trafficking of drugs, rape, abduction of women and children. Amendment to allow death penalty in rape cases. There is a saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure’. Capitol riots: Who broke into the building? Bangladesh will introduce the death penalty for rape cases, after several high-profile sexual assaults prompted a wave of protests across the country in recent weeks.. Bangladesh to allow death penalty for rape convictions. China plans to test all the residents of the city of Qingdao for coronavirus in five days after a handful of new infections. Speaking to reporters on Monday, cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam confirmed that the cabinet had approved a bill ruling that anyone convicted of rape would be punished with death or “rigorous imprisonment” for life. Kamruzzaman | 13.10.2020 Following the protest, the Bangladesh government has amended the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, 2000, making the death sentence the highest punishment for committing rape. Death penalty for rape brings no respite in Bangladesh 134 raped in one month after law change. Move comes after nationwide demonstrations sparked by series of sexual assaults, First published on Mon 12 Oct 2020 18.51 BST. Led by … The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. In the capital Dhaka, a mock gallows was erected by protesters. This decision is the result of increasing pressure form people after an upsurging number of sexual assault cases in the country. Bangladesh has hanged 23 people since 2013, while at least another 1,718 are on death row. In the vast majority of these cases, the justice system fails to hold the perpetrators responsible,” said Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, south Asia researcher at Amnesty International. The amendment will come into effect with an executive order from President Abdul Hamid as parliament is suspended during Covid-19. How a Trump rally turned deadly at the Capitol. BANGLADESH is to introduce the death penalty for rape amid outrage at a video reportedly showing a group of eight men gang-raping a woman. Foreign Affairs. Amidst the nationwide protest on Monday, Bangladesh’s cabinet has passed a bill which allows the death penalty on rape. As per a report published by Ain-o-Salish Kendra (ASK), a local human rights organisation, 975 women rape cases were reported between January to September, including … Many of the protesters on Dhaka’s streets had called for stricter punishment, including the death penalty, and the crowds carried placards bearing messages such as “Hang the rapists” and “No mercy to rapists”. In Bangladesh, the death penalty is carried out by hanging Anger, tears and a fight for justice Akbar Hossain, BBC Bengali, in Feni When the judge announced the verdict, some of … Amid growing anger and widespread protests, Bangladesh's government approved on Monday the use of the death penalty in rape cases. 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