Defense lawyer Aminul Islam said he would advise his clients on whether to appeal after seeing the full text of the judgment.
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"We never expected such an election," said Aminul Islam, a resident of the capital, Dhaka, who refused to vote. "For such a situation, both the government and opposition are responsible. They don't want to establish democracy."
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