BANGLADESH: COURT FINDS DEATH ROW CONVICT INNOCENT THE DAY HE DIES
October 10, 2018:
Khulna jail received on 7 October 2018 the copy of a High Court order that one Obaid Ali be released from death row because the court had found him innocent. (Sources: newsinfo.inquirer.net, 09/10/2018)
There was one problem though: Ali had passed away that very same morning after a long battle against colon cancer.
A resident of Satkhira’s Kukhrali village, he had been a death row convict for 13 years and had been locked up in the prison cell of Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH), unable to spend his last moments with his family.
The HC had declared Ali not guilty six months ago, but it took half a year for the order to get typed up and make the journey from Dhaka to Khulna.
Ali was charged with the murder of two police constables in 2003.