Bangladesh Death-row Islamist Tycoon Set To Hang

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Bangladesh death-row Islamist tycoon set to hang

DHAKA, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd September, 2016) - A wealthy tycoon who was a chief financier for Bangladesh's largest Islamist party refused Friday to seek presidential clemency against his death sentence, an official said, paving the way for his imminent execution by hanging.

After the Supreme Court rejected his final appeal on Tuesday against the penalty, Ali declined to seek a presidential pardon, which requires an admission of guilt. "Today (Friday) he announced his decision he won't seek mercy from the president," Prasanta Kumar Bonik, a senior official at the Kashimpur high security jail where Ali is imprisoned, told AFP.