Fakhrul meets Khaleda in jail

FE Online Desk | Published: April 06, 2018 19:04:34 | Updated: April 07, 2018 12:28:08

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir met his party's imprisoned chairperson Khaleda Zia at old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in Dhaka on Friday.

"Although Khaleda's health condition is deteriorating, she is mentally strong," Fakhrul claimed after visiting Khaleda, said several televisions.

Fakhrul informed that Khaled urged BNP leaders and activists to continue peaceful movement.

Earlier, Fakhrul entered the jail around 5pm to meet the BNP chief, said Khaleda’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan.

According to UNB, Fakhrul was scheduled meet to Khaleda earlier on March 29 last, but it was postponed as she suddenly fell sick in jail on that day.

On April 1, the government formed a medical team comprising four professors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital to examine her health condition and ensure her treatment in jail.

However, Khaleda refused to receive treatment from them.

On February 8 last, a special court here sentenced Khaleda to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Khaleda, a 73-year-old former prime minister, was taken to the old central jail minutes after the verdict had been delivered.

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