The head of the military wing of the banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JMB) has denied his group had any international link.
Speaking for the first time after being condemned to death recently for killing two judges, Ataur Rahman Sunny told a TV channel that the JMB "has no international link or has any link with domestic politics."
"The serial blasts was a message against terrorism," he said, while being taken out of court to a prison van.
Jail authorities have read out confirmation of their sentences to the JMB leaders and Sunny alongwith five other top JMB leaders face the gallows soon after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is over, but it is unclear exactly when they will be hanged.
They can appeal, but most have said they would appeal to the courts which they don't accept as "man-made courts and laws."
Jail code does not allow hanging during the Ramadan.
The JMB came to limelight with series of bombings across Bangladesh on August 17 last year demanding Islamic rule in the country.