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11:23 AM, February 12, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:15 PM, February 12, 2018

No election keeping Khaleda in jail: Fakhrul

BNP holds human chain programme at Jatiya Press Club

No election will take place in the country keeping Khaleda Zia in the jail, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said today. 

BNP will not take part in the election keeping Khaleda in jail, Fakhrul said at a human chain programme at the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka. 

Thousands of BNP leaders and activists this morning formed the human chain protesting their party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s jailing in a corruption case.

BNP human chain
BNP human chain at the Jatiya Press Club. Photo: Amran Hossain

The BNP leader also said Khaleda Zia will be released through a peaceful movement.

He demanded immediate and unconditional release of Khaleda.

  

As part of its countrywide protest programme, BNP organised the human chain.

The BNP activists and supporters chanted slogans demanding the immediate release of Khaleda Zia.

The human chain took place amid tight security in the area.

UNB adds: BNP’s district, thana, upzila and city units are also scheduled to observe the programmes at their convenient time and places.

Earlier on Saturday, Rizvi announced a three-day protest programme at a press briefing at BNP's Nayapaltan central office.

As part of the programmes, the party will also hold an hour-long sit-in programme on Tuesday and a hunger strike from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday across the country.

On Thursday, a special court in Dhaka convicted Khaleda and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Earlier, BNP leaders and activists staged demonstrations on Friday and Statuary protesting Khaleda's conviction all over the country, including in the capital, amid obstruction by police.

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