21 Bangladeshis on death row abroad
Another 31 facing murder trials in 6 Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian countries
CASES BY COUNTRY:
In the United Arab Emirates, five are convicted in three cases and 25 are undergoing trial.
The government's initial efforts for arranging compromises for two convicts -- Harunur Rashid and Shahabuddin of Chittagong -- have failed.
The Bangladesh mission in Dubai has sought a month's time from a Dubai court to arrange pardons.
There are five convicts and three accused in this Middle East country.
A Pakistani victim's family has agreed to show mercy to Akhtar Hossain of Chittagong in exchange for 4 lakh Riyal (Tk 88 lakh). The Saudi government has agreed to pay the money for Akhtar as he is poor, BMET officials said.
The seven convicts in three cases are Alim of Jamalpur, Tabibur Biswas of Magura, Makbul of Brahmanbaria, Rinu Mia of Brahmanbaria, Iqbal Hossain and Ridoy of Munshiganj, and Ramzan of Comilla.
A process is on for arranging pardons for them.
A court has rejected the appeal of convict Russel, son of Mizanur Rahman of Uttara in the capital. The government is trying to arrange mercy for him.
Though Kamrul Hasan of Tangail has been convicted of killing an Indonesian woman, he has denied seeking mercy, claiming that he is innocent. He has requested a reopening of the trial in the Supreme Court.
A court has convicted Shamim Reza of Pabna and Masud Rana (address could not be known). They have appealed against their convictions.
Plenty of Bangladeshis in the US/Canada/UK - other than the idiots turning to terrorism in the UK, there is very little in terms of crime. So why is it so different in the ME?
I refuse to believe in the educated/dubaiwallas stereotype. I've seen Bangladeshis in Brooklyn, and many of them are no better than 'dubaiwallas'