Bangladesh announces death penalty for rape offenders

(Dhaka) Bangladesh has announced the death penalty for gang or rape offenders. The announcement was made by the government after several days of protests that began after several incidents of rape reported by BBC last Monday.

The Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina wajid also faced pressure within her own party. After an important meeting in Dhaka, her government announced the imposition of the death penalty.

According to Bangladeshi Justice Minister Anisul Haq, the law will be released and Applicable On the same day after signed by the President on 13 of October.