21 got presidential mercy in 3yrs

President Zillur Rahman in three years since 2009 granted mercy to 21 convicted persons who were awarded death sentences in different cases, Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir told the parliament on Wednesday.

The other successive presidents since 1972 to 2008 had granted mercy to four convicted persons who were also awarded death sentences, the home minister replied to lawmakers’ queries.

The highest 18 convicted persons were given clemency in 2010, two in 2011, and one in 2009, Alamgir said in a scripted answer

Source: The Daily Star

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