Bangladesh: Government jails 657 border guards for 2009 mutiny

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June 28, 2011
Sacramento Bee    
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"Hundreds of Bangladeshi border guards who challenged the government in a deadly 2009 mutiny have been sentenced to up to seven years in prison. The bloody mutiny -- which killed 74 people, most of them commanding officers -- erupted at a crucial time for Bangladesh's troubled democracy, just two months after the powerful military had handed power over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's newly elected government." (06/27/11)

 

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