The High Court has banned death row convicts from being kept in solitary confinement until the sentence is decided.

The High Court has banned death row convicts from being kept in solitary confinement until the sentence is decided.

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“The writ was filed in 2021 on behalf of three death row convicts, who are lodged in condemned cells in Chattogram, Sylhet and Cumilla jails. The high court later passed the order, providing the authorities concerned They were asked to submit a written report on the facilities. After this, this rule was issued for 1,987 convicts lodged in various jails across the country.

Citing the court's decision, the Supreme Court lawyer further said that the convicts cannot be termed as death row convicts and cannot be kept in the condemnation chamber until their death sentence is finalised. May go.

“A death row convict can be kept in solitary confinement only when all his appeals, including mercy petitions, are disposed of and all official formalities are completed,” he said.

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