Café trial verdict a landmark case for Bangladesh: US

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 19:17, Nov 27,2019


The United States on Wednesday said the verdict on terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery gave some closure to the families of those who suffered from the brutal murders committed that day saying the trial represented a landmark case for Bangladesh.

‘The United States is honored to have assisted the government of Bangladesh throughout the investigation into the attack,’ said the US Embassy in Dhaka in a statement.

The US said they remain committed to continuing to support Bangladesh in its fight against terrorism, especially in their shared efforts to improve the rule of law.

It noted the conclusion of the trial following the terrorist attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka in July 2016 and renewed its deepest condolences to the loved ones of the civilians slain and Bangladeshi law enforcement officials who were killed or injured responding to this contemptible terrorist attack.

Seven men were sentenced to death on Wednesday for their roles in the Holey Artisan cafe attack, the deadliest terror attack in Bangladesh's history that claimed the lives of 22 people, including 17 foreigners.

Judge Mohammad Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal handed down the verdict on Wednesday.

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