Khaleda worried as Fakhrul, other Bnp leaders sick in jail

Khaleda worried as Fakhrul, other Bnp leaders sick in jail

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday expressed her deep concern over the reports that many of the party leaders and activists including party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir have seriously sick in jails.
In a press statement, she called upon the government to restore political coexistence and an environment for healthy competitive politics in the country by freeing detained opposition leaders and activists and withdrawal of “false cases” filed against them.
“Many of the political detainees were tortured both physically and mentally taking them in repeated police remands illegally and with an ill-motive. Many of them are elderly leaders and suffering from many diseases. Many of them are falling sick seriously because of lack of medical care,” she alleged.The former premier demanded immediately release of leaders and activists of opposition including BNP and withdrawal of their cases foiled against them with political vengeance.
“I am urging the government to accelerate the process of the release of senior party leaders particularly those are very sick,” she said.
The statement signed by BNP chairperson’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan alleged that many of the opposition leaders and activists have been detained without trial for a long implicating them in false criminal cases and fabricated cases of the Anti-Corruption Commission what she said loyal to the government with political vengeance to suppress the opposition.
Khaleda also alleged Nassiruddin Pintu, who was sent to Rajshahi Central jail ignoring the directive of Higher Court, died recently due to negligence of jail authorities; severely sick Mirza Alamgir was back to prison without giving him proper treatment and Dr Mosharraf was not given treatment even he has fallen in the washroom of the prison.
“Both their family members and we are concerned over the incidents,” she added.
The statement said the application of law, investigation and judiciary have turned into an instrument of which of the government narrowing the scope for state organs to discharge their duties properly.
The natural rights to have bails in the case of political leaders have been curtail due to opposition of the government. And they are even opposition the bail moves for providing better treatments to the detained leaders aboard.
“I urge the government to refrain from such inhuman behaviour,” she added.
The detained leaders she mentioned in the statement also include party standing committee members Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Goyeshawar Chandra Roy, vice president Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed, chairperson’s adviser MA Mannan, Shamsuzzaman dudu, MOsaddeque Ali, Lutfozzaman Babar, Aslam Chowdhury, Abdus Salam Pintu and Ariful Haque Chowdhury.
The BNP chairperson accused the rulers of expressing their joy by bringing the activities of a party like BNP into a standstill through carrying out attacks and implicating party activists in legal tangles.
She called upon the government to take lesson that nobody could benefit by stopping the trend of democratic politics. – Staff Reporter

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