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BNP announces fresh demonstrations to demand Khaleda's release

| Updated: March 05, 2018 17:13:25

BNP senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. BNP senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.

BNP has announced a two-day fresh programme across the country, including formation of human chain in the capital Dhaka, demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

As part of its programme, the party will form a human chain for an hour on Tuesday and stage a sit-in for another hour on Thursday.

BNP senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press briefing at the party's Nayapaltan central office on Sunday, news agency UNB reports.

BNP's last programme was countrywide leaflet distribution on March 1 demanding Khaleda's release.

After the jailing of Khaleda, the party observed different peaceful programmes, including leaflet distribution, countrywide demonstration, human-chain formation, sit-in, token hunger-strike, protest procession in five phases, demanding her release.

On February 8, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

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