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Family members meet death row convict Mufti Hannan

MNA Editorial Desk: The family members of death row Mufti Mohammad Abdul Hannan met him at Kashimpur Central Jail on Wednesday.

Hannan’s wife, two daughters and elder brother met him at the jail gate, said Mizanur Rahman, senior jail super of Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur adding that they talked with Hannan around 7:10am.

Meanwhile, the family members of Delwar Hossain alias Ripon, the other condemned militant, also met him at Sylhet Central Jail at yesterday afternoon.

The Harkat-ul Jihadi al Islami (HuJI) leader and two of his accomplices will have to walk the gallows over the 2004 attack on the then UK envoy as the president has turned down their clemency pleas.

Mufti Hannan was arrested in September 2005 from Dhaka’s Badda. In December 2008, a Sylhet court ordered death sentences for the three.

However, the prison authorities said they are prepared to carry out the executions as soon as the government orders.

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