Khaleda's jail term extension: SC Bar to boycott court

Khaleda’s jail term extension: SC Bar to boycott court

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The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Tuesday announced to refrain from attending court activities for four hours on Wednesday protesting the High Court order that extended the jail term of Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case to 10 years from five years.

SCBA President Zainul Abedin came up with the announcement at a press conference, held at its office, to boycott the court activities from 9 am till 1 pm.The SCBA President threatened to resist those who will try to obstruct their programme. “We’ll go for tougher programme, if needed,” he added.Senior lawyer and BNP vice-chairman Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, SCBA secretary and BNP joint secretary general barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon and leaders of the association were present.

Earlier in the day, the High Court extended the jail term of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case to 10 years from five years.The ailing BNP chief is now undergoing medical treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

source: UNB

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