BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that their chairperson Khaleda Zia is being deprived of minimum lawful facilities in jail.
“The government has convicted our leader (Khaleda) unfairly by completely politicising the judiciary. They’re now depriving her of minimum lawful facilities in jail,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with allegation while speaking at a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday arranged by Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal demanding Khaleda’s release, reports UNB.
Fakhrul said though a certified copy of the verdict against their chairperson had been possible within five working days, it is not provided yet. “She (Khaleda) has been kept in solitary confinement in the jail violating the country’s existing law.”
Mentioning that Khaleda Zia and democracy are ‘interlinked’, he called upon people to put in their best efforts to free her from the jail. “Let’s be vocal demanding her release. We must force the government to free her from jail through a movement.”
Fakhrul said the government fears Khaleda and that is why it has sent her to jail in a ‘false and fabricated’ case to implement its evil design over the next general election.