• Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
  • Last Update : 05:28 am

High Court seeks report on facilities for inmates in jail

  • Published at 10:38 pm September 20th, 2021
High Court-HC-court
File photo of the High Court Dhaka Tribune

The condition in jails has changed a lot with time as inmates can buy food from the canteen, and can use other facilities like using cell phones, says the attorney general

The High Court on Monday sought a report on the kind of facilities provided to the convicted inmates incarcerated in condemned and other cells in jails across the country.

The court directed Attorney General AM Amin Uddin to submit the report obtaining information from the concerned jail authorities.

The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Mostafizur Rahman sought the information during a hearing on the writ petition filed challenging the legality of keeping death penalty convicts in condemn cells.

The court adjourned the hearing on the petition till October 31.

Lawyer of the petitioner Mohammad Shishir Monir said the number of death penalty orders at the lower courts has increased along with the number of crimes.


Also Read - OP-ED: It’s time to scrap the death penalty


As the death reference cases do not get dismissed in time a defendant has to spend ages in a condemned cell, he said.

The attorney general said the condition in jails has changed a lot with time as inmates can buy food from the canteen, and can use other facilities like using cell phones.

A senior justice of the High Court bench then suggested keeping a record of the increased facilities in different cells of the jails across the country throughout the last few years.

The attorney general then prayed for time till the next hearing to submit the report.


Also Read - What is causing prison overcrowding in Bangladesh?


On September 2, three convicts condemned to death incarcerated at Chittagong Jail filed a writ petition challenging the legality of keeping a death-row convict in condemn cell before the completion of trial and clemency appeal to the President being dismissed.

The writ petition said the death penalty is not effective until the High Court approves it. Yet after High Court’s approval, a convict can appeal to the appellate division for reviewing the order and the chance to appeal for clemency to the president.

Until completion of this process, keeping convicts in condemned cell violates their basic right provided by paragraphs 27,31, and 32 in the constitution.

66
Facebook 64
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail