JUST IN: See The New Penalty For Rapist as Amended by Bangladesh

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Bangladesh’s Cabinet on Monday, October 12, approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests.

The Cabinet spokesperson, Khandaker Anwalrul Islam said President Abdul Hamid is expected to issue an ordinance ammending the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on Tuesday.

Details of the ammendment are not yet available, however Islam said the Cabinet agreed to a proposal that trials in rape cases be completed in a speedy manner. Bangladesh’s judicial system is painstakingly slow and cases often take years to finish.

Confirming the development, Law Minister Anisul Huq said the President is expected to issue the ordinance on Tuesday.

A series of violent sexual attacks in recent weeks has triggered protests in the capital, Dhaka, and elsewhere.

Human rights groups say rapes have surged in the country, with 889 cases reported between January and August, including 41 victims who died.

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