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BNP to form human chain Wednesday demanding Khaleda’s release

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi - File photo (Collected)
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi - File photo (Collected)

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BNP will form a human chain in the city on Wednesday demanding the unconditional release of its ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia and her proper treatment.

The programme will be held from 11am to 12pm in front of the Jatiya Press Club.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office.

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been in jail since a special court convicted her in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8 last year.

"At the makeshift court inside the jail, Khaleda Zia herself yesterday (Sunday) said her physical condition is not good. Like the country's people, we're very concerned about her gradual falling of health," Rizvi said.

The BNP leader called upon Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to shun brutal and vindictive attitude towards her arch rival and a former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, UNB reported.

"Free our leader instead of creating any obstacle to granting her bail. Even, such inhuman attitude was not shown to the political prisoners in the colonial era. Don't sacrifice civilisation, justice and humanity only to cling to power illegally. Eschew inhumanity and allow our leader to receive proper treatment through releasing her from jail," he said.

On behalf of BNP, Rizvi wished the early recovery of ailing Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader who has been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Quader was admitted to the BSMMU on Sunday morning following his breathing complications and doctors found three blockages in his coronary arteries.

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