Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia to be freed from jail: minister

Published March 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

DHAKA – Bangladesh will release former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, the country’s law minister said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia waves to activists as she arrives for a rally in Dhaka in this file picture taken January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/File Photo
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia waves to activists as she arrives for a rally in Dhaka in this file picture taken January 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Andrew Biraj/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

“We have decided to release her on humanitarian grounds as per the instructions of the prime minister,” Law Minister Anisul Huq said at a media briefing. “She can receive treatment staying at her home but she cannot go abroad.”

Khaleda, who has been ailing, has been in jail since she was convicted in a graft case in February 2018.

 
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