Protests by Awami League if Hasina not freed

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Dhaka, Apr 1: The Awami League party of Bangladesh has threatened to launch a countrywide agitation if detained ex-prime minister Sheikh Hasina is not freed before April 5.

Awami League organised the discussion inside the Central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital yesterday with acting city AL president MA Aziz. AL presidium member Amir Hossain Amu accused the jail authorities of taking Hasina in the Special Judge Court forcibly with incomplete treatment in the Square Hospital. Calling upon the partymen to become united to face the situation, the veteran AL leader said "If the authorities don?t honour our patience, AL will take necessary steps to release the AL Chief through mass-upsurge."

"No power in the world can destroy AL and stop our party president who always stands by the people and talks about miseries of the Bangladeshi people." Meanwhile AL presidium member Suranjit Sengupta blasted the Government for violating human rights through resorting to mental torture on detained party President. He termed the present Government unconstitutional.

He further urged the Supreme Court to issue an order to the government for ensuring better treatment of Hasina abroad.


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