Joshua Bote, USA TODAY
Printed 5: 00 p.m. ET Oct. 24, 2019
Following a wave of protests for the length of Bangladesh, 16 other folks were sentenced to death in the execute of a teenage lady who refused to tumble sexual harassment prices towards her predominant.
On April 6, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, used to be lured to the roof of her college in town of Feni, where she used to be requested to renege the sexual harassment prices by a neighborhood of 5 other folks carrying burqas.
She refused. Her palms were then tied, sooner than they doused her in kerosene and space her on fireplace. She used to be taken to the smartly being middle, where she died four days later after 80% of her body used to be covered in burns. A video used to be recorded in the ambulance straggle that confirmed Rafi’s testimony.
Rafi on the starting attach filed a complaint with police alleging that the predominant had known as her into his space of job and sometimes touched her inappropriately. His arrest used to be met with infuriate by his supporters, many of whom were local politicians.
Police mentioned that the attack took space for the length of the sunlight hours, so it is far perchance staged as a suicide attempt.
Huge protests adopted her death for the length of Bangladesh, and tens of thousands of alternative folks attended her funeral procession in Feni. Bangladeshi High Minister Sheikh Hasina promised that the participants who committed the execute would be punished.
Defend Mamunur Rashid found Main Siraj Ud Doula and 15 others — which, in accordance with BuzzFeed News, consist of two academics, Rafi’s classmates, and politicians — guilty Thursday of both killing Rafi or ordering her execute.
Their defense attorney, Giasuddin Nannu, mentioned all 16 participants will enchantment the decision.
Contributing: The Associated Press. Observe Joshua Bote on Twitter: @joshua_bote.
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