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Bangladesh sentences 152 soldiers to death over 2009 mutiny

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A Bangladeshi court sentenced more than 150 soldiers to death and jailed hundreds more Tuesday, after a mass trial over a 2009 mutiny in which scores of top officers were massacred. 

A Bangladesh soldier waves to photographers following the announcement of his death penalty at the special court in Dhaka, on November 5, 2013

Some 823 soldiers plus 23 civilians appeared in a special court charged with murder, torture and other offences over the mutiny, in which 74 people were shot, hacked to death or burnt alive before their bodies were dumped in sewers or shallow graves.

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