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Sheikh Hasina's prison release day today

June 11, 2024 00:00:00

The 16th anniversary of release of Awami League (AL) President and incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from prison will be observed today (Tuesday), reports BSS.

On this day in 2008, Sheikh Hasina was released from the special sub-jail set up on the premises of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban after remaining captive there for nearly 11 months.

The AL president was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi on July 16, 2007 during the military-backed caretaker government, which assumed power through the political changeover of 1/11 in 2007.

As Sheikh Hasina fell sick during her captivity, demands were raised from different quarters, including the AL and its associate bodies, to send her abroad for better medical treatment after her release from jail.

Conceding the people's spontaneous and repeated demands and pressure from different quarters, the Caretaker Government was compelled to release Sheikh Hasina from jail.

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