Bangladeshi murder suspect freed after five years in pre-trial detention

A Bangladeshi man charged with murder was acquitted and freed by the Criminal Court today after being held for five years in pre-trial detention.

Mohamed Yaseen was found not guilty of murdering another Bangladeshi man, Amir Hossain, on May 31, 2009.

The Criminal Court ruled that the prosecution was unable to submit enough evidence to prove that Yaseen committed the murder.