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BNP observes hunger strike seeking Khaleda's release

April 08, 2019 00:00:00

BNP leaders at a token hunger strike programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the city on Sunday demanding party chairperson Khaleda Zia's 'proper treatment' and her immediate release from jail — FE photo

BNP observed a six-hour token hunger strike programme in the city on Sunday demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia's release from jail and her proper treatment, reports UNB.

The programme began at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh at 10:30am and ended at 4:30pm.

Leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies joined the programme amid tight security.

BNP senior leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, addressed the programme.

On Tuesday last, the party announced the programme from a milad mahfil held at its Nayapaltan central office.

Khaleda was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Monday with severe pain in the joints of her hands and legs, insomnia and high sugar level.

Khaleda, a former prime minister, has been in jail since February 8 last year when she was convicted of corruption. She was later found guilty in another corruption case.

Her release remains the BNP's main demand and the party has been accusing the government of neglecting her treatment.

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