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Bangladesh president signs ordinance on capital punishment in rape cases

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The move comes a day after Bangladesh’s Cabinet approved an amendment to introduce the death penalty for rape cases. “The President assented the cabinet decision and issued an ordinance on Women and Children Repression Prevention Act,” a presidential palace spokesman told . The law ministry later issued a statement, saying from now on the “death penalty” instead of “lifetime rigorous imprisonment” would be the maximum punishment for rape.

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