Alleging that their party Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been subjected to "state repression", BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said her life is now at risk since the government has snatched her right to receive advanced treatment abroad.
"Khaleda Zia has been imprisoned in completely false and fabricated cases, and she has been subjected to state repression. Her life is now at risk for lack of proper treatment in prison, and her right to receive such treatment has also been snatched," he said.
In a message on the occasion of International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture, the BNP leader said although Khaleda needs advanced treatment abroad, the government has put a restriction to her travel abroad. "It's nothing but a manifestation of the government's vengeance and extreme torture."
He urged democracy-loving people in the country to get united and put up resistance against the government's repressive acts.
On Tuesday, Fakhrul at a press conference said the BNP chief has a heart problem and her kidney and liver complications are very critical and she needs treatment at an advanced centre abroad.
Fakhrul expressed deep sympathy to the oppressed individuals, groups and communities around the world, including in Bangladesh, on International Day in support of the victims of torture discarded by the United Nations.
He said people have been oppressed by cruel dictators and one-party rule for ages all over the world, and it is still going on. "Intolerant rulers are carrying out ruthless repressive acts against political dissent."